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Electronic Configuration

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

<img src="../../media/e-config/ce.gif" alt="Electronic configuration of Ce" height="350" width="500" />

The image below is a schematic representation of the shell structure of cerium - not what the atom of cerium "looks like".

Kossel shell structure of Ce

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