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My girlfriend left me this message. Help me decode it:

H-s-He, He-s-He, He-p-C, Li-s-He, Li-p-C, Li-d-Ne, Be-s-He, Be-p-C, Be-d-Ne, B-s-He, B-p-B // H-s-He, He-s-He, He-p-C, Li-s-He, Li-p-C, Li-d-Ne, Be-s-He, Be-p-C, Be-d-Ne, Be-f-Si, B-s-He, B-p-C, B-d-H C-s-He // H-s-He, He-s-He, He-p-C, Li-s-He, Li-p-C, Li-d-Ne, Be-s-He // H-s-He, He-s-He, He-p-C, Li-s-He, Li-p-C, Li-d-Ne, Be-s-He, Be-p-C, Be-d-Ne, Be-f-Si, B-s-He, B-p-C, B-d-Ne, B-si-Li, C-s-He, C-p-C, C-d-H, N-s-He

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    $\begingroup$ Are you missing a comma in between B-d-H and C-s-He? Also, should "B-si-Li" be "B-s-Li"? $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:26
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    $\begingroup$ Damn, I'll never understand girls. $\endgroup$
    – Rick
    Dec 14, 2017 at 8:43

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By the same logic, if you:

replace numbers to get electronic configurations,

We get the elements

Iodine, Lutetium, Zinc (could be Vanadium - error somewhere) and Uranium. I, Lu, Zn (maybe V), U; to spell "I Luv U". I suppose you were declaring your love to your girlfriend?

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  • $\begingroup$ It could be V or Zn, due to stable electron configuration, but for this situation the V would make more sense. You know they answer but you never fully wrote the decoded answer so I still can't give you check mark yet $\endgroup$
    – user42565
    Dec 13, 2017 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Krishna its message from girlfriend not from him:P $\endgroup$
    – Preet
    Dec 14, 2017 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ Good job you got the right answer $\endgroup$
    – user42565
    Dec 14, 2017 at 14:52
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If we

replace the chemical symbols by their atomic numbers

we get

electron configurations for the elements I, La, Zn, Ac. (I'm not sure what exactly this is supposed to mean, but it almost spells out a coherent message ("I laz[y] ????") if you squint.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Close, but remember metals tend to have variations in their electron configuration, so the elements are wrong. Find the most common usage of the element $\endgroup$
    – user42565
    Dec 13, 2017 at 15:41

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