Lattice Energy

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chari_maya 3B
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Lattice Energy

Postby chari_maya 3B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Can someone explain why the difference between a compound of widely separated gases and tightly compacted ones is so drastically different?

DHavo_1E
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Re: Lattice Energy

Postby DHavo_1E » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm

chari_maya 3B wrote:Can someone explain why the difference between a compound of widely separated gases and tightly compacted ones is so drastically different?



Lattice energy is the energy given off when oppositely charged ions in the gas phase form a solid. It measures the strength of a bond between ions so if it is more tightly compact, the bond is stronger and so lattice energy will be greater.

Milisuryani Santoso 1L
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Re: Lattice Energy

Postby Milisuryani Santoso 1L » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:12 pm

The molecules in gases due to their high energy naturally want to spread out and move around in their environment. When they are pushed together to form a solid, it will naturally take a lot of energy to keep them locked together, which is what lattice energy is.


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