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Since one electron has already been removed, the remaining electrons are now experiencing a greater attraction to the nucleus. The subsequent electrons being removed will have a higher ionization energy since they are less easy to remove.
When an electron is removed, the proton:electron ratio heightens. Because of this, the surrounding electrons become more attracted to the protons in the nucleus, requiring more energy to remove said electrons and thus a higher ionization energy.
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