Difference between ionization energy and threshold energy

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Madelyn Cearlock
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Difference between ionization energy and threshold energy

Postby Madelyn Cearlock » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:33 pm

What is the difference between ionization energy and threshold energy, if there is one?

Carissa Young 1K
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Re: Difference between ionization energy and threshold energy

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:52 pm

Ionization energy is energy required to remove an electron off an isolated atom or molecule. Threshold energy is basically same thing but its the minimum energy required to remove an electron and is the work function (in photoelectric effect).


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