Understanding the electron affinity equation

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EmilyJoo_1G
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Understanding the electron affinity equation

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:36 pm

The electron affinity equation is as follows: electron affinity (E) = E(x)(g) - E(x-)(g). What does each component mean?

Haley Dveirin 1E
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Re: Understanding the electron affinity equation

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:43 pm

The Electron affinity= energy of the atom - the energy of the anion created when the atom gains a(n) electron(s)

Maia_Jackson_2C
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Re: Understanding the electron affinity equation

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:54 pm

Also electron affinity is the energy released when an electron is added to a gas phase atom

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Re: Understanding the electron affinity equation

Postby LReedy_3I » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:20 pm

A higher electron affinity means a lot of energy will be released if an electron is added. Because of this, high EA means it's more likely to add an electron.


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