Problem: The elements of which group in the periodic table absorb the most energy when gaining an electron?a. 1A b. 3Ac. 4Ad. 5Ae. 6Af. 7Ag. 8A

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electron affinity → energy change from the addition of 1 e to a gaseous element/ion


The trend for electron affinity is as follows: it increases from left to right and decreases down a period in the periodic table. 


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The elements of which group in the periodic table absorb the most energy when gaining an electron?

a. 1A 

b. 3A

c. 4A

d. 5A

e. 6A

f. 7A

g. 8A

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