Problem: Which one of the following equations correctly represents the process involved in the electron affinity of X?A. X(g) → X+(g) + e-B. X+(g) → X+(aq)C. X+(g) + e- → X(g)D. X(g) + e- → X-(g)E. X+(g) + Y-(g) → XY(s)

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Recall that electron affinity is the energy change from the addition of 1 e to a gaseous element/ion


It is represented by this chemical equation:

Atom(g) + e  Ion(g), ΔE = –E.A. 


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Which one of the following equations correctly represents the process involved in the electron affinity of X?

A. X(g) → X+(g) + e-

B. X+(g) → X+(aq)

C. X+(g) + e- → X(g)

D. X(g) + e- → X-(g)

E. X+(g) + Y-(g) → XY(s)

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