Properties of polonium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of polonium is 183.3  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of polonium are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 812.1

Ionisation energies of Po

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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