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which has highest second ionisation energy? a)Na b)Mg c)K d)Al and please tell hw?

which has highest second ionisation energy?





and please tell hw?


4 Answers

sushanth sai
21 Points
8 years ago

Na because it attains intert gas configuration after losing 1 electron . so as inert gases are more stable greater energy is required to remove the electron .. hope u find it useful . for more queries contact me at

Vikas TU
14149 Points
8 years ago

a) Na = Ne 3s1

b) Mg = Ne 3s2

c) K    = [Ar] 4s1

d) Al  =  [Ne] 3s2 3p1


Now to compare second ionisation energy the conf. will be


a) Na = Ne

b) Mg = Ne 3s1

c) K    = [Ar]

d) Al  =  [Ne] 3s2


Now Sodium and Aluminium has achieved its stable conf. i.e noble gas conf. or now are fully filled and thus more stable than Mg and Al.

Now in K and Na,

Na will have highest second ionisation energy. neon is maller than argon considering difficult to ionize or remove electrons from Neon as compare to Argon.


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Roshan Mohanty
64 Points
8 years ago

electronic config of Na(+) is noble gas config. . so its very difficult to remove an electron so it will have very high 2nd ionisation enthalpy
in case of Mg(+) and Al(+) its not noble gas config so 2nd ionisation enthalphy will be realtively less

Now we have Na(+) and K(+)
As we know that the size of K(+) is more than that of Na(+) so ionisation enthalpy will be more for Na(+)

So 2nd ionisation enthalphy will be the highest for Na . 

Please approve 

vishal ojha
35 Points
8 years ago

its Na

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