Properties of palladium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of palladium is 53.7  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of palladium are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 804.4
2nd 1870
3rd 3177

Ionisation energies of Pd

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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