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

pamcoronel1H
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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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