February 27, 2017

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by johnny on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11:48pm.

I don't understand this paragraph, can anyone explain it to me?

If a large amount of energy is needed to remove an electron from an atom, the arrangement of electrons in that atom is considered to be especially stable. Thus, a high first ionization energy must be supplied to remove an electron from an atom and that the electron arrangement in that atom is especially stable. Any element that has a larger first ionization energy than it's neighboring elements has an electron arrangement in its atoms that is more stable than its neighboring elements.

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