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Explain why the electron gain enthalpy of fluorine is less negative that that of chlorine.


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The added electron in fluorine goes to second quantum level. Due to small size of fluorine it experiences repulsion from other electrons much more in comparison to that in chlorine because in chlorine, the electron is added to 3rd quantum level in which larger space is available for movement. 

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