Properties of rhenium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of rhenium is 14.5  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of rhenium are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 760
2nd 1260
3rd 2510
4th 3640

Ionisation energies of Re

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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rhenium atomic number