Ionization Energy and Electron Affinity - Purdue University
Cl: EA = 328.8 kJ/mol. Thus, it takes more energy to remove an electron from a neutral sodium atom than is given off when the electron is picked up by a neutral chlorine atom. We will obviously have to find another explanation for why sodium reacts with chlorine to form NaCl.
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