Properties of xenon atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

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

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 1170.4
2nd 2046.4
3rd 3099.4

Ionisation energies of Xe

Electronic configuration

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

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

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

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