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Oklahoma State University

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1. Answer each of the following;

a) Which shell in the hydrogen atom is at higher energy: n = 1, n = 4 or n = 6?

b) An electron in which of the following shells requires the least amount of energy to remove it from the atom (ionization): n = 1, n = 4 or n = 6?

c) Calculate the energy required to remove an electron from the n = 6 energy level? (Remember En = -2.18 x 10-18 J (1/n2) )


2. Does the 1st ionization energy increase, decrease or remain constant as we go down in the Group I elements?

In terms of our model of the energy levels of electrons in an atom briefly explain this trend.


3. For the following pairs of elements, which has the higher first ionization energy (check out your responses (and the Expert's) in BCE22 if you do not remember from our lecture discussion).

a) F or Ne

Briefly explain why.

b) F or Cl

Briefly explain why.

4. Is there anything about the questions that you feel you do not understand? List your concerns/questions.


5. If there is one question you would like to have answered in lecture, what would that question be?