### #1E17 help

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**Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:23 pm**For part b of this problem, the electron configuration for Mn is [Ar] 4s^2 3d^5 right? The question is asking from which orbital will an electron be removed to form a +1 ion, and the correct answer is from the 4s orbital but can someone explain why its from this orbital and not 3d^5?