The energy released during the ionization of a metal is called the?
Yes. If the units are eV (electron volts) this is called ionization potential, if the units are kJ/mol then this ionization energy. The conversion between the units is:- 96.485 kJ/mol = 1 eV/particle) Historically it was always called ionization potential as that reflected the method of measurement.
ionization energies (IE) have to do with things called ions. Ions are atoms which have gained or lost electrons. The ionization energy is the amount of energy it takes to detach one electron from a neutral atom. Some elements actually have several ionization energies. When this is the case, we refer to them as the "first ionization energy" or 'I', "second ionization energy" or 'I2', and so on. Notice that the energy variable follows Ii…