Please help! To what family of the periodic table is this element most likely to belong to?
A hypothetical element, X, has the following ionization values: First ionization energy: 800 kJ/mol
Second ionization energy: 2450 kJ/mol
Third ionization energy: 3700 kJ/mol
Fourth ionization energy: 25,000 kJ/mol
Fifth ionization energy: 32,800 kJ/mol.
To what family of the periodic table is this element most likely to belong to?
a) Group IA
b) Group IIA
c) Group IIIA
d) Group IVA
e) Group VA
- FredLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Group 1A because the first electron requires only 800 Kj of energy per mole yet the next electron requires a large jump to 2450 Kj, so you are breaking into a stable octet of electrons just below the outer energy level.
- 7 years ago
The element in this case is boron.