Ionization Energy

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Ionization Energy

Postby DanielleNario1A » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Since an s-block element has a low ionization energy, then that means that its outermost electrons can easily be lost. So an s-block element is is most likely to be a reactive metal?

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Re: Ionization Energy

Postby Jeffrey Xiao 4A » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:59 pm

Yeah, they have low ionization energy since they only need to remove one or two electrons to complete an octet which means they will be very reactive as they want a complete octet like the noble gases do.

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Re: Ionization Energy

Postby anthony_trieu2L » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:31 pm

Yes, that is correct. The same concept can be applied to halogens, which require one more electron to complete an octet.

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Re: Ionization Energy

Postby Sarah Jeong 4F » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:20 pm

Adding on, this could be seen in NaCl, where the Na from the s block, and the Cl from the p block is very reactive with each other in order to create more stable bond.

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