Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 7 - Periodic Properties of the Elements - Exercises - Page 293: 7.50



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If the electron affinity is negative, this means energy will be released when an electron is added to the gaseous substance. By releasing energy, the atom will be in a lower potential energy state, making the anion more stable than the neutral atom.
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