Properties of tin atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of tin is 107.3  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of tin are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 708.6
2nd 1411.8
3rd 2943.0
4th 3930.3
5th 7456

Ionisation energies of Sn

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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