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Second IE is always more than first, why?


IE for cation is more than for neutral atom. Why?

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Second IE is always more than first IE because positive ion (cation) has more effective nuclear charge which holds the remaining electron more firmly and therefore, a large amount of energy is required to remove the electron from it as compared to a neutral atom.

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