Atomic Physics and Related Subjects.: Communications to Nature.: Electron Affinities of the Elements

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THE various attempts to find experimentally the electron affinities of the chemical elements have met so far with little success. Since such a determination would probably help in shedding light on chemical reactions and the formation of molecules, it is obviously important. Accordingly, a method is here outlined which enables one to say approximately which elements have a positive electron affinity, and also to predict the approximate position of whatever lines of the electron affinity spectrum occur.

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