Electron Affinity: Definition, Trends & Equation


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Arrange the following from lowest to highest electron affinity: Rb, As, Cl and Ga.

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1. Which of the following is correct about general trends regarding electron affinity?

2. Which has the lowest electron affinity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a great amount of information that you can benefit from knowing about electron affinity, and this quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of this concept. Questions cover electron affinity's relation to elements on the periodic table and the factors that increase or decrease electron affinity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Trends in electron affinity within the periodic table
  • The causes of increased or decreased electron affinity
  • How to determine the relative electron affinity over a given atom of an element using the periodic table

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most pertinent information from the related science lesson
  • Making connections - use you understanding of the concept to identify electron affinity in certain elements
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding electron affinity and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding atomic structure

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson entitled Electron Affinity: Definition, Trends & Equation. Once you've successfully completed the lesson, you will have mastered these learning objectives:

  • Define electron affinity
  • Define the factors that affect electron affinity
  • Understand how the nuclear charge and electron affinity are related
  • Identify the trends in electron affinity within the periodic table of elements