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Periodic Table: Ionization Energy of An Element

CHEM-GCZG1E

What is the MOST probable electronic configuration for the element that has the following ionization energies (IE) (in KJ/mol)?

IE KJ/mol
${ 1}$ 737.7
${ 2}$ 1450.6
${ 3}$ 7732.6
${ 4}$ 10540
${ 5}$ 13630
${ 6}$ 18020
A

$\left[ Ne \right] { 3s }^{ 2 }{ 3 }p^{ 3 }$

B

$\left[ Ar \right] { 4s }^{ 2 }$

C

$\left[ Ne \right] { 3s }^{ 2 }$

D

$\left[ Ar \right] { 4s }^{ 1 }{ 3 }d^{ 10 }$