Relation between Electronegativity and ionization energy

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Kyle Harvey 4F
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Relation between Electronegativity and ionization energy

Postby Kyle Harvey 4F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:47 am

What is the relation of electronegativity with ionization energy and electron affinity? It seems like they have similar trends on the periodic table, but it would be helpful if someone could help explain how?

Althea Zhao 1B
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Re: Relation between Electronegativity and ionization energy

Postby Althea Zhao 1B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:08 am

Ionization energy is the energy required for an atom to lose an electron; electron affinity is the energy released when an atom gains an electron.

Sarah Nichols 4C
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Re: Relation between Electronegativity and ionization energy

Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:41 am

Electronegativity is calculated from the measured ionization energy and electron affinity, which is why they all have similar trends. As ionization energy and electron affinity increase, so will electronegativity because it is a product of these two measurements

Siya Shah 1J
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Re: Relation between Electronegativity and ionization energy

Postby Siya Shah 1J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:22 pm

Electronegativity is the measure of the attraction of electrons to a certain atom. Therefore, electronegativity influences both electron affinity, the energy released when an electron is added to an atom, and ionization energy, the energy requires to remove an electron.


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