We are asked to identify where the "jump" or the sudden significant increase in ionization energy occurs for each atom.
Ionization energy (I. E.) is the energy required to remove an electron from a gaseous atom or ion.
• First I.E. corresponds to removing the first valence electron from a neutral atom
• Second I.E. refers to removing a second electron
• Third I.E. refers to removing a third electron.
For each element, predict where the “jump” occurs for successive ionization energies. (For example, does the jump occur between the first and second ionization energies, the second and third, or the third and fourth?)
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