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3.2.2.0: Trends in Ionization Energy (Problems)

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  • PROBLEM \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Based on their positions in the periodic table, predict which has the largest first ionization energy: Mg, Ba, B, O, Te.

    Answer

    O

    PROBLEM \(\PageIndex{2}\)

    Based on their positions in the periodic table, predict which has the smallest first ionization energy: Li, Cs, N, F, I.

    Answer

    Cs

    PROBLEM \(\PageIndex{3}\)

    Based on their positions in the periodic table, rank the following atoms in order of increasing first ionization energy: F, Li, N, Rb.

    Answer

    Rb < Li < N < F

    PROBLEM \(\PageIndex{4}\)

    Based on their positions in the periodic table, rank the following atoms or compounds in order of increasing first ionization energy: Mg, O, S, Si

    Answer

    Mg< Si < S < O

    PROBLEM \(\PageIndex{5}\)

    Which main group atom would be expected to have the lowest second ionization energy?

    Answer

    Ra

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