explain why each successive ionization of an electron requires a greater amount of energy?


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Gokula krishnan Profile
Gokula krishnan answered

You will need tremendous amount of energy to get to the electrons (-ve) as you get closer to the nucleus (+ve)  , as you remove electrons , other electrons gets closer to the nucleus so more attraction will take place , and it's difficult to ionise , that's why .

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Maurice Korvo answered

You cannot ionize and electron. Ionization is the effect of removing or adding an electron to a molecule or atom.  It is the molecule or atom that is ionized.

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