Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 5 - Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 240f: 128f


$Mg^{2+}(g) --> Mg^{3+}(g) + e^-$

Work Step by Step

We first find the element that corresponds to an atomic number of 12: Magnesium. For the third ionization energy, a third electron is removed from an atom that already has a charge of 2+. This is represented in the reaction given above.
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