How does the Pauli Exclusion principle explain ionization E?

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How does the Pauli-exclusion principle explain ionization energy trends? Is it just that as you move down the periodic table, the electrons experience repulsion between each other, and thus the atoms get bigger?
 

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How does the Pauli-exclusion principle explain ionization energy trends?
Pauli principle alone cannot explain the ionization energy trend, there are also nuclear charge and subshell wavefunction which contribute more to this trend.
 
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Does the first chart & explanation here answer your question?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionization_energy

Or try further down that same page..."Quantum Mechanical Explanation".
 

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