Electronegativity vs ionization energy

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Jasmin Argueta 1K
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Electronegativity vs ionization energy

Postby Jasmin Argueta 1K » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 pm

Electronegativity is the affinity for an atom to complete its octet. Whats the difference between this and ionization energy? I know both have the same trend

Aaron Ang 4H
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Re: Electronegativity vs ionization energy

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:01 am

Electronegativity is the tendency of an atom to gain an electron while its ionization energy its tendency/ energy required to lose its electron

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Re: Electronegativity vs ionization energy

Postby pamcoronel1H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:01 am

They're both interchangeable. Since ionization energy is the energy needed to remove an electron, that means that an atom with a high ionization energy will also have a high electron affinity since it really wants to keep or get electrons.

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: Electronegativity vs ionization energy

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 am

Electronegativity is how strongly electrons are attracted to an atom. Ionization energy is the energy required to remove an electron from an atom.

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Re: Electronegativity vs ionization energy

Postby Zachary Menz 1D » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 pm

Electronegativity is a measure of how strongly an atom attracts electrons. Ionization energy is a measure of the energy required to lose an electron. It makes sense that they have the same trend because an atom that strongly attracts electrons (high electronegativity) would require more energy to give up an electron (high ionization energy).

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Re: Electronegativity vs ionization energy

Postby Daniel Kim 1D » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:05 pm

Electronegativity is the energy needed to gain an electron while ionization energy is the energy needed to lose an electron.


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