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For an atom, the energy required to steal an electron is known as the ionization energy.

Which of the following is NOT true about ionization energy?


It is the minimum amount of energy required to remove an electron from the gaseous atom.


The energy to remove the electron is required to overcome the proton-electron attraction within the atom.


Ionization energy decreases with the removal of each successive electron.


Ionization energy increases as the distance between the electron and the protons decreases.

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