ionization potential

noun Physics.
the energy required to remove an electron from an atom.

Origin:
1910–15

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

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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.
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