Electronegativity and Electron Affinity

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Electronegativity and Electron Affinity

Postby Abby De La Merced 3F » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:44 pm

In my notes from section for periodic trends, it says that electronegativity and electronegativity have the same trends. Can someone explain what the difference between the two are in simple terms? I seem to be getting this concept confused.

Samantha Ito 2E
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Re: Electronegativity and Electron Affinity

Postby Samantha Ito 2E » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Electronegativity is the ability of a neutral atom to attract electrons towards itself. Electron affinity is the energy released when an electron is added to a neutral atom.

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Re: Electronegativity and Electron Affinity

Postby Carine Tamamian 2B » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:56 pm

electron affinity: is the energy released when an electron is added to an atom
electronegativity: ability of an atom to attract an electron

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Re: Electronegativity and Electron Affinity

Postby Maria Solis Disc 1G » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:00 am

I'm honestly quite lost also but what i found online says that electron affinity is an experimentally measured value, while eletronegativity is given in relationship to the values of other atoms in the periodic table

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Re: Electronegativity and Electron Affinity

Postby Anmol_cheema_2F » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:11 am

Electron affinity: the energy change when a neutral atom attracts an electron to become a negative ion.
Electronegativity: the ability of an atom in a molecule to draw bonding electrons to itself.


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