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The factor that affects how easily an electron can be removed from an atom is the

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  1. ionization potential.

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  2. I may have misinterpreted the question. The "factors" are how much positive charge is on the nucleus AND how far the electron is away from the nucleus. The ionization potential reflects how easily an electron is removed.

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  3. The factor that affects how easily an electron can be removed from an atom is the

    A. structure of the atom.
    B. size of the atom.

    C. temperature of the environment.

    D. surrounding atoms.

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