I was on the graph figuring Ionization Energy and later on the Electron Affinity. And this was what I learned before I sit my final examination before I graduated from junior high school :-
An element undergo the heat-receiving reaction to ionize, that is to lose an electron from itself thus becomes an ion.
And an element undergo the heat-releasing reaction to receive an electron to become an ion.
What’s the similarity of these two? Can you figure it out guys? I don’t know if you look at the same point I looked, but here’s what I digested from them. Instead of seeing the fact applied on just the chemical elements in Periodic Table, I expand it to humans, us in living in this world.
We can’t get 2 things at the same time, hardly to see it happens. And it’s always goes with losing what you already possessed, to have something else. We didn’t say we’re “losing” because we receive something in replace. But doesn’t it just the same with those elements? We sacrificed something for something else. That’s the point.
And those elements are not “losing” on purpose. Elements from 1st group (Lithium, Sodium(Natrium), Kalium, Rubidium, Caesium, Francium) for instant, tend to lose their valence electron to become more stable. And halogens (Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine, Astatine) tend to receive an electron to become more stable.
Well. If you thought what you learned in class with slides or projector, or maybe chalk and blackboards, or maybe marker pen on the white boards are separate things from your life, rethink it now. I don’t see them apart, all these while… I just pretended them to, or might have forgotten.
What do you think?