halogens have maximum negative electron gain enthalpy in the respective periods of the periodic table?

Asked by Aarushi - | 4th Feb, 2012, 02:39: PM

Expert Answer:

This is due to their small size and higher effective nuclear charge. Due to these two parameters halogens easily gain one electron to complete their octet and attain Noble gas configuration.

Answered by  | 5th Feb, 2012, 10:11: AM

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