Problem: Which ion has the smallest ionization energy: S2-, S, or S2+?

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S2- already has a full valence shell and hence it would be difficult to remove an electron from it. Therefore, it is expected to have the highest ionization energy.

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Which ion has the smallest ionization energy: S2-, S, or S2+?

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