Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321809246
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Chapter 8 - Sections 8.1-8.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic - Page 376: 73a


As we know that bromine and bismuth are placed in different groups and different periods as well.

Work Step by Step

When we trace the path between Br and Bi, we move down the group where the ionization energy decreases and then to the left in a period where the ionization energy decreases as well. Hence, we expect that bromine has the lower ionization energy.
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