Properties of radium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of radium is no data  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of radium are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 509.3
2nd 979.0

Ionisation energies of Ra

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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