How does #"electron affinity"# change across the Periodic Table?

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Jul 10, 2017

Answer:

If we discount the Noble Gases, then electron affinity should INCREASE across the Period from left to right as we face the Table....

Explanation:

We assess the thermodynamics of the reaction........

#"Element(g)"+e^(-) rarr"Elemental anion(g)"+Delta#

And #Delta# is the #"electron affinity"#.

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