Lattice Energy

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Bianca Barcelo 4I
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Lattice Energy

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:49 pm

Can someone clarify lattice energy?

Ronak Singh
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Re: Lattice Energy

Postby Ronak Singh » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Lattice energy is the energy required to break apart an ionic solid and convert its component atoms into gaseous ions.

Lasya Gudipudi 1A
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Re: Lattice Energy

Postby Lasya Gudipudi 1A » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:27 pm

Lattice energy is used in ionic compounds to describe the bond strength. It is the amount of energy required to separate a mole of an ionic solid into the gaseous form of its ions. For example, the lattice energy of NaCl is the energy released when gaseous Na+ and Cl– ions come together to form a lattice of alternating ions in the NaCl crystal.


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