Properties of uranium atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

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

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 597.6
2nd 1420

Ionisation energies of U

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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