# Which will have the maximum value of electron affinity ${O}^{x},{\mathrm{O}}^{y},{\mathrm{O}}^{z}\left[x,y$ and $z$ respectively are $0,-1$  and $-2\right]$?

1. A

${O}^{x}$

2. B

${O}^{y}$

3. C

${\mathrm{O}}^{\mathrm{z}}$

4. D

All have equal

FREE Lve Classes, PDFs, Solved Questions, PYQ's, Mock Tests, Practice Tests, and Test Series!

+91

Verify OTP Code (required)

### Solution:

Being a neutral atom, oxygen will have higher electron affinity as there is electrostatic repulsion between additional electron and negative ion in case of ${\mathrm{O}}^{-}$ and ${\mathrm{O}}^{2-}$

So option A is correct.

## Related content

Join Infinity Learn Regular Class Program!