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ionization potential

noun, Physics.
the energy required to remove an electron from an atom.
Origin of ionization potential
1910-15 Unabridged
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  • High winds and high humidity will affect instance, a compound's ionization potential may be measurement readings.
  • The energy at which an absorption edge appears depends on the ionization potential of the ion.
British Dictionary definitions for ionization potential

ionization potential

the energy usually required to remove an electron from an atom, molecule, or radical, usually measured in electronvolts I Compare electron affinity
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