Properties of neon atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of neon is 0  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of neon are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 2080.7
2nd 3952.3
3rd 6122
4th 9371
5th 12177
6th 15238
7th 19999.0
8th 23069.5
9th 115379.5
10th 131432

Ionisation energies of Ne

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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