Problem: Of the following elements, which has the largest first ionization energy?A) KB) RbC) SrD) CaE) Ba

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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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Of the following elements, which has the largest first ionization energy?

A) K

B) Rb

C) Sr

D) Ca

E) Ba