Problem: Which ionization process requires the most energy?a. S(g) → S+(g) + e-b. S+(g) → S2+(g) + e-c. Cl(g) → Cl+(g) + e-d. Cl+(g) → Cl2+(g) + e-

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Ionization Energy (I.E.):

• energy required to remove an electron from a gaseous atom or ion

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Which ionization process requires the most energy?
a. S(g) → S+(g) + e-

b. S+(g) → S2+(g) + e-

c. Cl(g) → Cl+(g) + e-

d. Cl+(g) → Cl2+(g) + e-

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