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    I'm obviously talking about atomisation energy of the non-metal vs. the ionisation energy of the metal.
    It is asssumed you've already atomised the metal.
    Which one should you do first?
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    I'd go with ionisation of the gaseous metal atom.... are you talking about Born-Haber cycle or what? I assume this is AS Chemistry? Because that's what I'm learning.

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    I'm obviously talking about atomisation energy of the non-metal vs. the ionisation energy of the metal.
    It is asssumed you've already atomised the metal.
    Which one should you do first?
    Surely you'd vaporise the metal first and then bombard it with electrons.
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    I'd go with ionisation of the gaseous metal atom.... are you talking about Born-Haber cycle or what? I assume this is AS Chemistry? Because that's what I'm learning.

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    Yes, Born-Haber cycle
 
 
 

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