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    I have a theory in my mind and i want u ppl to check it and discuss on it

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    An atom has infinite number of energy levels and an electron is only promoted to a certain energy level if it gets the sufficient amount of energy remaining under the attraction of proton(s) (Quantum theory).
    The electric potential of an atom is also upto infinity (i.e. The electron will always be under influence of nucleus at any distance in space)
    Therefore an atom cannot be ionized independently in space , until another positive charge or atom is close to it.
    Inorder to ionize an atom the must be at the maximum electric potential and zero net force on electron at any energy level.
    At that level, the electron is completely out of the influence of nucleus and any extra energy provided will lose the electron to another element with a greater electron negativity.
    therefore Ionization Energy is dependant on Electric Potential.
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    hey , isnt this electric potential influenced by electric field?
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    An atom has infinite number of energy levels and an electron is only promoted to a certain energy level if it gets the sufficient amount of energy remaining under the attraction of proton(s) (Quantum theory).
    The electric potential of an atom is also upto infinity (i.e. The electron will always be under influence of nucleus at any distance in space)
    Therefore an atom cannot be ionized independently in space , until another positive charge or atom is close to it.
    Inorder to ionize an atom the must be at the maximum electric potential and zero net force on electron at any energy level.
    At that level, the electron is completely out of the influence of nucleus and any extra energy provided will lose the electron to another element with a greater electron negativity.
    therefore Ionization Energy is dependant on Electric Potential.
    this is not your theory this is old physics
 
 
 
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