Properties of radon atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

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

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 1037

Ionisation energies of Rn

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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