Halogens have the highest negative electron gain enthalpies in their respective periods. Explain.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 27th Jun, 2016, 01:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Halogens have the highest negative electron gain enthalpies in their respective periods due to their small size and high effective nuclear charge.

Answered by  | 27th Jun, 2016, 03:40: PM