Problem: Which of the following elements would have the largest second ionization energy: K Rb Sr Ca?

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Ionization energy is the energy required to remove an electron from a gaseous atom or ion.

The trend of the ionization energies of the elements can be observed in the periodic table:

increases going from left to right of a period


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Which of the following elements would have the largest second ionization energy: K Rb Sr Ca?

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