According to the Wikipedia article the electron affinity of $\ce{^{2}H}$ is higher than the electron affinity of $\ce{^{1}H}$ however the electron affinity of $\ce{^{18}O}$ is lower than $\ce{^{16}O}$. How is this anomaly explained?

  • $\begingroup$ I'll be impressed if someone has a qualitative but accurate explanation for an effect measured at the sixth decimal place. $\endgroup$ Mar 9 at 1:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yet it is still a anomaly. $\endgroup$
    – Volpina
    Mar 9 at 10:40


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