ionization energy

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Arshia Ramesh 1G
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ionization energy

Postby Arshia Ramesh 1G » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:38 pm

Can someone please explain why elements with high ionization energies are not likely to form cations and conduct electricity?

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Re: ionization energy

Postby 405098546 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:42 pm

The reason is because atoms with high ionization levels aren't as likely to give up electrons to make the atom a positively charged cation. Additionally, with more energy required to remove electrons these atoms aren't as compatible with the fluid electron flow of conducting electrical currents.

ElliotPourdavoud 1A
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Re: ionization energy

Postby ElliotPourdavoud 1A » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:45 pm

As the person above me stated, atoms with higher ionization energy are less likely to lose an electron to become a cation.

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Re: ionization energy

Postby 005199302 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:23 pm

Higher ionization energy means more energy is required to remove an electron, so the atom is less likely to form a cation, which requires the removal of an electron.

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