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Periodic Table Trends - Electron Affinity

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What is Electron Affinity?
Electron Affinity measure the change in energy that occurs when an electron is added to the outer energy level of an atom to form a negative ion. If energy is released when an atom gains an electron, the electron affinity would be shown as a negative number.

What are the Trends for Electron Affinity?
Electron affinity tends to decrease down a group.
Electron affinity tends to increase across a period.

Periodic Table Trends: Electron Affinity
The following looks at the trends related to Atomic size.
Periodic Trends -Affinity

Overview: Atomic Size, Ionization Energy & Electron Affinity
The following looks at the trends related to Atomic size.
Electron Affinity - Chemistry Tutorial
This chemistry tutorial describes the concept of electron affinity and covers the general periodic trend of electron affinity along with notable exceptions in this trend.


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