Removing 2nd Electron

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Alice Jung 1C
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Removing 2nd Electron

Postby Alice Jung 1C » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:23 pm

Why is it that removing the 2nd electron is harder than removing the first?

cassidy_herro_1L
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Re: Removing 2nd Electron

Postby cassidy_herro_1L » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:31 pm

Removing a second electron is harder than the first because a net positive charge has already been created. Therefore, the second electron you are trying to remove is being my tightly held by the atom due to the fact that there are more protons and electrons.

Heerali Patel 3A
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Re: Removing 2nd Electron

Postby Heerali Patel 3A » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:34 pm

The second electron that would be removed is generally closer to the nucleus of an atom. For this reason, it has a stronger pull acting upon it by the nucleus than the first electron does. This stronger pull makes removing the second electron harder.


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