Ionization Energy

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Samantha Burmester 3H
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Ionization Energy

Postby Samantha Burmester 3H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:17 pm

For homework question F.7 (7th edition), the book asks you to order the elements in decreasing ionization energy and explain why.
I understand the explanation (the periodic trend is ionization energy decreases down a group and increases across a period).
In the solutions manual, it is listing measurements in kJ/mol. Will we be expected to do that on the midterm? If so, how did they find that?

Kessandra Ng 1K
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Re: Ionization Energy

Postby Kessandra Ng 1K » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:26 pm

I don't think we're expected to list the exact ionisation energies in our answers unless we're given them in a table or something. I would assume not because we're only given the basic periodic table in our tests anyways! Just as long as you get the order of elements right.

Max Hayama 4K
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Re: Ionization Energy

Postby Max Hayama 4K » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 pm

We will not be expected to memorize ionization energies of different elements. As long as you know the general periodic trends, you should be fine!

KatelinTanjuaquio 1L
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Re: Ionization Energy

Postby KatelinTanjuaquio 1L » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:05 pm

So long as you understand the general trends of ionization energy, I think you should be fine. Though it is not necessary to know the measurements, I believe you can find them in the Appendix.

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