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Unformatted text preview: -highest energy e- ALWAYS leaves 1 st-X + E e- + X+-IE strongly radius dependent-as radius increases, IE decreases-IE is opposite of radius-Fr has smallest IE-Fl has largest-Why is IE of B slightly less than Be?-Be 2s2-Be+ 2s1-B 2s2 2p1-B+ 2s2-Boron stabilized and Beryllium became unstable-lower stability = more energy-Why is IE of O slightly less than N?-same reason as B and Be-O makes it easier to lose e- b/c going to half-full state is easy-Electron Affinity-the negative E charge that occurs when an e- is accepted by an atom to form the anion-X + e- X-...
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- Fall '08