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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 '17 at 7:26
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    $\begingroup$ Damn, I'll never understand girls. $\endgroup$ – Rick van Osta Dec 14 '17 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 '17 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Krishna its message from girlfriend not from him:P $\endgroup$ – Preet Dec 14 '17 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ Good job you got the right answer $\endgroup$ – user42565 Dec 14 '17 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 '17 at 15:41

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