Problem: A gas phase atom with the electron configuration 1s22s22p63s23p64s23d6 loses three electrons. What is the electron configuration of the resulting gas phase ion? a) 1s22s22p63s23p63d5 b) 1s22s22p63s23p64s13d4 c) 1s22s22p63s23p64s23d3 d) 1s22s22p63s23p54s13d5

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A gas phase atom with the electron configuration

1s22s22p63s23p64s23d6

loses three electrons. What is the electron configuration of the resulting gas phase ion?

a) 1s22s22p63s23p63d5

b) 1s22s22p63s23p64s13d4

c) 1s22s22p63s23p64s23d3

d) 1s22s22p63s23p54s13d5

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