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Central Atom

Postby 805291863 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Why is the atom with the lowest ionization energy the central atom?

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Re: Central Atom

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:29 pm

The central atom has the lowest ionization energy because having a lower ionization energy means it is easier to lose electrons which makes the bonding easier when bonding with other atoms.

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Re: Central Atom

Postby HanaAwad_4B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:46 pm

Lowest Ionization energy means that the atomic radius is larger, thus it is easier to pull the electrons away from the nucleus. For this reason, they are better at bonding with other atoms.

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