Properties of neodymium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

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

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 533.1
2nd 1040
3rd 2130
4th 3900

Ionisation energies of Nd

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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