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 a third electron.
The following graph plots the first, second, and third ionization energies for Mg, Al, and Si.
Without referencing the text, which plot corresponds to which element? In one of the plots, there is a huge jump in energy between I2 and I3, unlike in the other two plots. Explain this phenomenon.
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