Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th
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Give reason. Fluorine has less electron affinity than chlorine. - Chemistry

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Give reason.

Fluorine has less electron affinity than chlorine.

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Solution

The less electron affinity of fluorine is due to its smaller size. Adding an electron to the 2p orbital in fluorine leads to a greater repulsion than adding an electron to the larger 3p orbital of chlorine.
Hence, fluorine has less electron affinity than chlorine.

Concept: Periodic Trends in Elemental Properties
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Balbharati Chemistry 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 Modern Periodic Table
Exercises | Q 5. (J)(c) | Page 109
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