Properties of tellurium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of tellurium is 190.2  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of tellurium are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 869.3
2nd 1790
3rd 2698
4th 3610
5th 5668
6th 6820
7th 13200

Ionisation energies of Te

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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