Answer to Question #94117 in Inorganic Chemistry for Joshua

Question #94117
The electron affinity decreases down the group why?
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2019-09-10T03:46:56-0400

Electron affinity decreases down the groups and from right to left across the periods on the periodic table because the electrons are placed in a higher energy level far from the nucleus, thus a decrease from its pull.

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