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why is electron affinity of chlorine is more than that of flourine

why is electron affinity of chlorine is more than that of flourine

Grade:10

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karan singh panwar
19 Points
5 years ago
Orbitals in fluorine are much more closely arranged than in chlorine. Due to this reason incoming electron in fluorine will experience repulsion due to electrons which are arranged closely around the nucleus of fluorine. Hence fluorine has less electron affinity than chlorine

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