Use the following information plus the data given in Tables 6.2 and 6.3 to calculate the second electron affinity, Eea2, of oxygen. Is the O2-ion stable in the gas phase? Why is it stable in solid MgO?
Heat of sublimation for Mg1s2 = +147.7 kJ/mol
Bond dissociation energy for O21g2 = +498.4 kJ/mol
Eea1 for O1g2 = -141.0 kJ/mol
Net energy change for formation of MgO(s) from its elements = -601.7 kJ/mol
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