Problem: The following reaction can be written as the sum of two reactions, one of which relates to ionization energy and one of which relates to electron affinity:a. What is the reaction that corresponds to the first ionization energy of sodium, Na?b. What is the reaction that corresponds to the electron affinity of chlorine, Cl?

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Ionization energy is defined as the minimum energy required to remove a single valence electron from an isolated gaseous atom.

Electron affinity is defined as the amount of energy released or absorbed when a single electron is added to the valence shell of an isolated gaseous atom.

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The following reaction can be written as the sum of two reactions, one of which relates to ionization energy and one of which relates to electron affinity:

m Na(g)+Cl(g) ightarrow Na^+(g)+Cl^-(g)

a. What is the reaction that corresponds to the first ionization energy of sodium, Na?

b. What is the reaction that corresponds to the electron affinity of chlorine, Cl?


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