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 - Topical Questions - Page 240d: 87c


Option c

Work Step by Step

Recall, ionization energy increases as you go right and up on the periodic table. Thus, we see that Neon should have the largest ionization energy while Lithium should have the smallest. The only option that fits this trend is option c.
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