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Is work function is same as ionzation energy?

Is work function is same as ionzation energy?

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Vasantha Kumari
askIITians Faculty 38 Points
8 years ago
Work function and ionisation energy are analogous. Work function is the energy required to lift an electron from the metal(from Fermi energy). But ionisation energy is the energy required to remove an So, the difference is work function will involve an aggregate of many metal atoms.

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