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What is electron affinity?

  1. Oct 27, 2012 #1
    What is electron affinity??

    Q: Why energy is released when an electron is added to a gaseous atom?
    What is electron affinity? Please explain it with reference to release of energy?
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  3. Oct 27, 2012 #2


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    Re: What is electron affinity??

    Have you at least tried to check the definition?
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