Element 86 of Periodic table is
Radon with atomic number 86,
atomic weight 222.
Radon, symbol Rn, has a
Face Centered Cubic structure and Colorless color.
Radon is a noble gas element.
Trivial name of Radon is noble gases*, aerogens.
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Properties, Electronic configuration, Atomic and Crystal Structure.
Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. Its most stable isotope, 222Rn, has a half-life of 3.8 days.
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Periodic table is arranged by atomic number, number of protons in the nucleus which is same as number of
The atomic number increases from left to right. Periodic table starts at top left ( Atomic number 1) and
ends at bottom right (atomic number 118). Therefore you can directly look for atomic number
86 to find Radon on periodic table.
Another way to read periodic table and locate an element is by using group number (column)
and period number (row). To locate Radon on periodic
table look for cross section of group 18 and period
6 in the modern periodic table.
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The element Radon was discovered by Friedrich Ernst Dorn in year
1900 in Germany
derived its name From radium, as it was first detected as an emission from radium during radioactive decay
The table below shows the abundance of Radon in Universe, Sun, Meteorites,
Earth's Crust, Oceans and Human Body.
The solid state structure of Radon is Face Centered Cubic.
The Crystal structure can be described in terms of its unit Cell. The unit Cells repeats itself in
dimensional space to form the structure.
The unit cell is represented in terms of its lattice parameters, which are the lengths of the cell
Lattice Constants (a, b and c)
and the angles between them Lattice Angles (alpha, beta and gamma).
The positions of the atoms inside the unit cell are described by the set of atomic positions (
xi, yi, zi) measured from a reference lattice point.
The symmetry properties of the crystal are described by the concept of space groups. All possible
symmetric arrangements of particles in three-dimensional space are described by the 230 space groups
(219 distinct types, or 230 if chiral copies are considered distinct.
Radon atoms have 86 electrons and
the electronic shell structure is [2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 8] with Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers) 1S0.
Shell Structure of Radon - Electrons per energy
The ground state electronic configuration of Neutral Radon atom is
[Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6.
The portion of Radon configuration that is equivalent to the noble gas of
the preceding period, is abbreviated as [Xe]. For atoms with many electrons, this
notation can become lengthy and so an abbreviated notation is used.This is important as it is
the Valence electrons 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6, electrons in
the outermost shell that determine the chemical properties of the element.
Complete ground state electronic configuration for the Radon atom, Unabbreviated electronic configuration
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s2 5p6 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p6
Radon atomic radius is 120 pm, while it's covalent radius is 145 pm.
The electron affinity of Radon is 0 kJ/mol
Refer to table below for Ionization energies of Radon
Refer to below table for Radon Physical Properties
Radon is N/A of electricity. Refer to
below for the Electrical properties of Radon
Refer to table below for Thermal properties of Radon
Isotopes of rhodium. Naturally occurring Radon has
1 stable isotope -
List of unique identifiers to search the element in various chemical registry databases