Problem: Which element has the highest first electron affinity?a. Ob. Mgc. Nad. Ne

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Electron affinity

• energy required to add an electron to a gaseous atom

Write the shorthand or noble gas electron configuration of each element:

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Which element has the highest first electron affinity?

a. O

b. Mg

c. Na

d. Ne

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