About the energy necessary to pull out the closest electron of a atom

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Dear friends,
I was wondering what would be the necessary amout of energy to pull out the closest electron of an iron metal. I read that the energy required for the most distant electrons of the iron metal is about 9 thousand KJ/mol.

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For bulk iron?
That would be the work-function ... defining "closest" as the electrons with the least binding energy.
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Exactly the same energies are involved in Auger effect.

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