Electron Affinity vs. Ionization Energy  [ENDORSED]

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Raphael_SanAndres3C
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Electron Affinity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Raphael_SanAndres3C » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:09 pm

Is electron affinity and ionization directly related or are they the same thing? If they are related, is there any equation which relates the two?

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Re: Electron Affinity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Raj_Bains_2C » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:16 pm

Electron affinity is how much an element attracts another electron, so it is directly related to ionization. If an element has a very high or very low electron affinity, it will easily gain or loose an electron, so it will easily ionize.

michelle
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Re: Electron Affinity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby michelle » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:17 pm

They are not the same. Electron affinity has no clear periodicity, and elements on the top left of the period table tend to have higher electro affinity. On the otehr hand, ionization energy display clear periodicity.

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Re: Electron Affinity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Nicole Elhosni 2I » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:21 pm

Ionization energy is the energy required for an element to lose an electron in a gaseous state; electron affinity is the amount of energy released when an element gains an electron in a gaseous state.

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Re: Electron Affinity vs. Ionization Energy  [ENDORSED]

Postby Kelsey Li 3B » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:44 am

The ionization energy is the energy required to remove an electron from a neutral atom whereas the electron affinity is the energy change when a neutral atom attracts an electron.


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