a: ionization ~
b: a transition


"In the simplest case, ionization is like a transition between an initial state, consisting of a neutral atom, and a final state, consisting of a positive ion and a free electron."

Writer: Elman C. Jameson
Date: Dec 19 2014 10:24 AM

a: Ionization energy ~
b: electron greed


"Ionization energy is like "electron greed".How badly does the atom what to hold on to its electron?Lower I.E. means it is easier (takes less energy) to remove an electron from the atom and create an ion. Higher I.E. means it is more difficult (takes more energy) to remove and electron from the atom and create an ion."

The more greedy the atom is for the electron, the more energy it will take to remove it.

Writer: Not Stated
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 19 2014 10:28 AM

Ionization Energy

a: Ionization Energy ~
b: Taking candy from a baby


Ionization energy is like taking candy from a baby. If a baby REALLY wants that candy, it will hold on tight and it will take someone else a lot of energy to take it away. If the baby doesn't want the candy that much, it won't take much energy for someone to take it away.

Lets say the BABY=ATOM and the CANDY=ELECTRON

An atom has a HIGH ionization energy if it takes a lot of energy to remove an electron. An atom has a LOW ionization energy if its easy to take an electron away.

Writer: Miranda Teats
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 21 2018 6:38 PM

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