Problem: The first three ionization energies of an element X are 590, 1145 and 10,192 kJ/mol. What is the most likely formula for a stable ion of X? a. X + b. X 2+ c. X 3+ d. X -

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The first three ionization energies of an element X are 590, 1145 and 10,192 kJ/mol. What is the most likely formula for a stable ion of X?

a. X +

b. X 2+

c. X 3+

d. X -

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