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Electronegativity and electron affinity?

  1. Dec 29, 2015 #1
    Why is the electronegativity of fluorine higher than chlorine but not electron affinity? How is it possible that it has a stronger attraction towards a bonding pair of electrons than when a new electron is added to the atom?
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  3. Dec 29, 2015 #2


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    Because ionisation energy is much higher for fluorine than for chlorine?
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