Problem: How would you write a chemical equation representing the third ionization energy for lithium?

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We´re asked to write a chemical equation that represents the third ionization energy for lithium (Li).


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

First I.E.corresponds to removing thfirst valence electron from a neutral atom

• Second I.E.refers to removing a second electron

Third I.E.refers to removing the third electron


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How would you write a chemical equation representing the third ionization energy for lithium?

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