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Problem: The following reaction can be written as the sum of two reactions, one of which relates to ionization energy and one of which relates to electron affinity: Rb(g) + I(g) → Rb+ (g) + I- (g)Part A. What is the reaction that corresponds to the first ionization energy of rubidium, Rb? Express your answer as a chemical equation. Part B. What is the reaction that corresponds to the electron affinity of iodine, I? Express your answer as a chemical equation.

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We’re being asked to determine the reaction that corresponds to the first ionization energy of rubidium and electron affinity of iodine.

Recall:

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

Electron affinity is the energy required to add 1 mole of electrons to a gaseous element. 


Given Reaction:      Rb(g) + I(g) → Rb+(g) + I-(g)

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The following reaction can be written as the sum of two reactions, one of which relates to ionization energy and one of which relates to electron affinity: Rb(g) + I(g) → Rb+ (g) + I- (g)

Part A. What is the reaction that corresponds to the first ionization energy of rubidium, Rb? Express your answer as a chemical equation.

Part B. What is the reaction that corresponds to the electron affinity of iodine, I? Express your answer as a chemical equation.

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