Problem: Choose the element with the highest first ionization energy from each of the following pairs.Na or Rb

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We are asked to choose the element with the highest first ionization energy between Na or Rb.

Ionization energy is the energy required to remove an electron from a gaseous atom or ion.

The trend of the ionization energies of the elements can be observed in the periodic table:

increases going from left to right of a period

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Choose the element with the highest first ionization energy from each of the following pairs.

Na or Rb

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