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Problem: Rank the following elements by electron affinity, from most positive to most negative EA value. sulfur, chlorine, krypton, sodium, antimonyElectron affinity, EA, is the energy required to add an electron to a neutral gaseous atom and is related to an element's position on the periodic table. Electron affinities can be positive, negative, or zero, as shown in the table.

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Rank the following elements by electron affinity, from most positive to most negative EA value.

 sulfur, chlorine, krypton, sodium, antimony

Electron affinity, EA, is the energy required to add an electron to a neutral gaseous atom and is related to an element's position on the periodic table. Electron affinities can be positive, negative, or zero, as shown in the table.


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