posted by Ysabella on .
What is the maximum number of Cs+ ions that can be produced per joule of energy absorbed by a sample of gaseous Cs atoms?
Do you start by knowing the ionization energy for Cs. I really need assistance.
Yes, you need the ionization potential. The value quoted usually is the energy required to remove a mole of electrons from a mole of gaseous Cs atoms.
so which ionization is used, Ist, 2nd or 3rd. So with that value do you just divide that by the Atomic weight of Cs?