Problem: An atom is found to have the following ionization energies (in kJ/mol) IE1 = 577; IE2 = 1816; IE3 = 2,744; IE4 = 11,576; IE5 = 18, 375 Which of the following is the most likely choice for this atom? A. Na B. Mg C. Al D. Si E. P

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An atom is found to have the following ionization energies (in kJ/mol)

IE1 = 577; IE2 = 1816; IE3 = 2,744; IE4 = 11,576; IE5 = 18, 375

Which of the following is the most likely choice for this atom?

A. Na

B. Mg

C. Al

D. Si

E. P

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