In my book(NCERT Chemistry Part I, Textbook for Class XI) a list of values of electron gain enthalpies of various elements is given. According to that list, oxygen has less negative electron gain enthalpy than selenium, tellurium and polonium. Shouldn't it be the opposite because electron gain enthalpy becomes less negative down a group?
: Rajput, Anup, Kumar. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties. NCERT Chemistry Part I, Textbook for Class XI, First Edition(October 2019 Reprint); Uppal, Shveta, Banerjee, Binoy, Eds.; National Council of Educational Research and Training: New Delhi, India, 2006; pp 90.