Properties of dysprosium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of dysprosium is 50  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of dysprosium are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 573.0
2nd 1130
3rd 2200
4th 3990

Ionisation energies of Dy

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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