Problem: Place the following in order of increasing  IEI.N     F     Asa. As < F < Nb. F < As < Nc. As < N < Fd. F < N < Ase. N < As < F

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We are asked to arrange the following in increasing EIor the first ionization energy. 

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

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

Second I.E. refers to removing a second electron

Third I.E. refers to removing the third electron


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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Place the following in order of increasing  IEI.

N     F     As

a. As < F < N

b. F < As < N

c. As < N < F

d. F < N < As

e. N < As < F

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