Subject: Why is the first ionization energy of Zinc higher than copper?
Date: Thu Oct 12 09:23:39 2000
Posted by Michelle Herkert
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Toms River High School East
City: Toms River State/Province: NJ
Area of science: Chemistry
Zinc's atomic radius is larger than copper's, yet it takes more energy to
remove the first electron compared to copper. Why? 1st IE Zn = 9.393,
Cu = 7.726 Atomic Radius Zn = 1.38, Cu = 1.28 Our AP chem class is trying
to understand why? What if any effect does the filled "d" orbitals
Re: Why is the first ionization energy of Zinc higher than copper?
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