Properties of bromine atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of bromine is 324.6  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of bromine are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 1139.9
2nd 2103
3rd 3470
4th 4560
5th 5760
6th 8550
7th 9940
8th 18600

Ionisation energies of Br

Electronic configuration

The following represents the electronic configuration and its associated term symbol for the ground state neutral gaseous atom. The configuration associated with bromine in its compounds is not necessarily the same.

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

Kossel shell structure of Br
A schematic representation of the shell structure of bromine - not what the atom of bromine "looks like".

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bromine atomic number