Question

Electron affinity depend on?

A

Atomic size

B

Nuclear charge

C

Atomic number

D

Both atomic size and nuclear charge.

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Updated on : 2022-09-05
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Correct option is D)

The electron affinity is a measure of the attraction between the incoming electron and the nucleus - the stronger the attraction, the more energy is released. The factors which affect this attraction are - nuclear charge, distance and screening.

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