Potekhin [Phys. Plasmas 17, 124705 (2010)] claims that the inconsistencies in previous models of the well-known occupation probability formalism, which we have pointed out in Zaghloul [Phys. Plasmas 17, 062701 (2010)], are due to omission of the configurational factor from the partition function in our work. We show that this claim is not justified, and thus explain the existence of these inconsistencies in the previous models we referred to in Zaghloul [Phys. Plasmas 17, 062701 (2010)], and reconfirm the correctness of our work and conclusions.
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