first ionization energies

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Bailey BrownBailey Brown Staff asked 6 years ago

The first ionization energies of the elements __________ as you go from left to right across a period of the periodic table, and __________ as you go from the bottom to the top of a group in the table.

A) increase, increase
B) increase, decrease
C) decrease, increase
D) decrease, decrease
E) are completely unpredictable

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Selena TateSelena Tate Staff answered 6 years ago

The first ionization energies of the elements __________ as you go from left to right across a period of the periodic table, and __________ as you go from the bottom to the top of a group in the table. 
Solution:
increase, increase