Problem: Which is more reluctant to give up an electron, lithium or oxygen?

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We are asked to choose between lithium and oxygen the element which is more reluctant (unwilling) to give up its electron.

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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Which is more reluctant to give up an electron, lithium or oxygen?

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