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Ionization Energies Problem?


How do you solve problems like these?:

The successive ionization energies for an unknown element are:

I1=896 kJ/mol

I2=1752 kJ/mol

I3=14807 kJ/mol

I4=17948 kJ/mol

Which group in the periodic table does the unknown element most likely belong to?

a.) IA b) IIA c) IIIA d) IVA

1 Answer

  • 7 years ago
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    Group 2: look at the huge jump in ionisation energies between the second and third values. That represents going into the next level of electrons.

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