ds11

New Member
10+ Year Member
Feb 14, 2007
1
0
Status (Visible)
  1. Pre-Dental
Zeff is the change in energy that occurs when an electron is added to an atom. So atoms in group II (alkaline metals) have very low Zeff, while halogens have very high Zeff (becuase they want to accept an electron to fill the octet).
Hope that helps!
 

scottyhoop

Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Mar 17, 2006
468
1
48
Fredericksburg, VA
Status (Visible)
  1. Dental Student
I thought the change in energy when an electron is added is electron affinity and Z eff is the the attractive force b/w valence electrons and the nucleus. I could be wrong on this tho...can anyone confirm?
Scott
 
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.