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the electron affinity of O2 is lesser than its next member in group.why?

the electron affinity of O2 is lesser than its next member in group.why?

Grade:Upto college level

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Mukesh Sharma
askIITians Faculty 43 Points
7 years ago
it is because of the 1/2 filled p subshell. In N, the p subshell is half filled. Thus, it is where it is and it does not want to take on another electron which would disrupt it's stability.
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Mukesh Sharma
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