Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the ElementsWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
The Electron Configuration
The Electron Configuration: Condensed
The Electron Configurations: Exceptions
The Electron Configuration: Ions
Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism
The Electron Configuration: Quantum Numbers
Valence Electrons of Elements
Periodic Trend: Metallic Character
Periodic Trend: Atomic Radius
Periodic Trend: Ionic Radius
Periodic Trend: Ionization Energy
Periodic Trend: Successive Ionization Energies
Periodic Trend: Electron Affinity
Periodic Trend: Electronegativity
Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge
Periodic Trend: Cumulative
Additional Guides
Atomic Radius
Ionization Energy

Successive Ionization Energies deals with the removal of multiple electrons from a gaseous atom or ion through multiple steps.

Successive Ionization Energies

Concept #1: Periodic Trend: Successive Ionization Energies

Example #1: Provide the fourth ionization energy equation for a manganese atom.

Concept #2: Successive Ionization Energies

After an element gains an a noble gas electron configuration, there will be a large jump in ionization energy to remove the next electron. 

Example #2: Of the following atoms, which has the smallest increase for its second ionization energy?

Practice: Which of the following represents the third ionization of Mn?

Practice: Of the following atoms, which has the largest third ionization energy? 

Practice: The successive ionization energies for an unknown element are: 

IE= 896 kJ/mol                        IE= 1752 kJ/mol                      IE= 14,807 kJ/mol                    IE= 17,948 kJ/mol  

To which family in the periodic table does the unknown element most likely belong?