Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 5 - Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 240c: 79e


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We know that electron affinity decreases as you move down the periodic table. After all, the greater number of electrons leads to greater electronic repulsion. For this reason, Iodine has a lower electron affinity than Bromine.
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