We´re asked to write a chemical equation that represents the third ionization energy for lithium (Li).
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 the third electron
How would you write a chemical equation representing the third ionization energy for lithium?