To what family of the periodic table does this new element probably belong?

A space probe identifies a new element in a sample collected from an asteroid. Successive ionization energies (in attojoules per atom) for the new element are shown below.

i1 0.507

i2 1.017

i3 4.108

i4 5.074

i5 6.147

i6 7.903

i7 8.294

To what family of the periodic table does this new element probably belong?

1 (1A)

2 (2A)

13 (3A)

14 (4A)

15 (5A)

16 (6A)

17 (7A)

18 (8A)

1 Answer

  • 2 (2A) There is a fairly large jump after the second ionization.

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