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Lattice Enthalpy (anyone know how?)
« on: January 26, 2005, 10:43:49 PM »
I dont know how to calculate lattice enthalpies. One question which I cant do is this one. If you know how to do it, can you please explain it when you give the answer, thanks.

Calculate the lattice enthalpy of calcium bromide. Here is some information to help you complete this calculation:
    enthalpy of formation of CaBr2:                     – 683 kJ/mole
    bond enthalpy of Br2(g):                                   112 kJ/mole

    electron-gain enthalpy for Br(g):                    – 325 kJ/mol


Answer = 2089 kJ/mol

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Re:Lattice Enthalpy (anyone know how?)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2005, 10:55:56 PM »
....explain it when you give the answer

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Re:Lattice Enthalpy (anyone know how?)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2005, 09:03:41 AM »
To calculate the lattice energy of CaBr2, you can use a Born-Haber cycle, but you need three more data besides those given in the question--the atomization energy of calcium, the first ionization energy of calcium and the second ionization energy of calcium. I suppose it has been missed somewhere.

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