Electron Affinity  [ENDORSED]

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Electron Affinity

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Do all half-filled subshelled atoms always have a higher electron affinity than the atom right next to them because they are more stable? For example, carbon has a higher electron affinity than nitrogen. Does this also correspond with phosphorus and sulfur?

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Re: Electron Affinity

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:44 pm

Yes, this is the case. This is because they always want paired electrons.

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Re: Electron Affinity

Postby Rita Dang 3D » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Since Phosphorus is a half-filled subshelled atom (already in its stable state), Sulfur has a greater electron affinity than Phosphorus right?

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Re: Electron Affinity

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:52 pm

Yes, this would be true.

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Re: Electron Affinity

Postby Michelle Dong 1F » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:07 am

Does silicon also have a higher electron affinity than phosphorus because phosphorus is already in its stable half-filled subshell? Does this mean that the elements with stable, half-filled subshells always have lower electron affinity levels than the elements next to them due to them already being stable?

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Re: Electron Affinity  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:35 pm

This is also true.


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