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ionization potential

noun, Physics.
1.
the energy required to remove an electron from an atom.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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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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ionization potential

noun
1.
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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