Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Sections 8.1-8.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic - Page 376: 73d

Answer

Phosphorus has the larger ionization energy.

Work Step by Step

We can see that in periodic table when we move from phosphorus to tin in a column then the ionization energy decreases and on the other hand moving towards left in a period it decreases as well. Hence, phosphorus has the larger ionization energy.
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