Problem: The electron affinities of the elements from aluminum to chlorine are -44, -120, -74, -200.4, and -384.7 kJ/mol, respectively. Rationalize the trend in these values.

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The electron affinities of the elements from aluminum to chlorine are -44, -120, -74, -200.4, and -384.7 kJ/mol, respectively. Rationalize the trend in these values.

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