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Chemistry: The Central Science | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321696724 | Authors: Theodore E. Brown; H. Eugene LeMay; Bruce E. Bursten; Catherine Murphy; Patrick Woodward ISBN: 9780321696724 27

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Problem 52E

Ionization Energies; Electron Affinities (Sections)

f the electron affinity for an element is a negative number, does it mean that the anion of the element is more stable than the neutral atom? Explain.

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Elementary Chemistry Ch 4.3­4.8 4.3 Quantum Numbers  Each electron in an atom is associated with a set of four Quantum Numbers  Principle Quantum Number (n): o Any positive integral value  Most stable atoms have values from 1­7  Ground State: most stable electronic state of an atom  Excited State: any state higher than the ground state  Angular Momentum Quantum Number (ℓ): o Electrons have values from zero ­ (n­1)  Cannot be as large as n o Small role in determining the energy of the electron o Determines the shape of the volume of space that the electron can occupy  Magnetic Quantum Number (m ): e

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Textbook: Chemistry: The Central Science
Edition: 12
Author: Theodore E. Brown; H. Eugene LeMay; Bruce E. Bursten; Catherine Murphy; Patrick Woodward
ISBN: 9780321696724

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