Beryllium: lattice energies

All values of lattice energies are quoted in kJ mol-1.


  • BeF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3505 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3150 kJ mol-1


  • BeCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3020 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3004 kJ mol-1


  • BeBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2914 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2950 kJ mol-1


  • BeI2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2800 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2653 kJ mol-1


  • BeH2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3295 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3205 kJ mol-1


  • BeO:
    thermochemical cycle: 4443 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 4293 kJ mol-1


  1. H.D.B. Jenkins - personal communication. I am grateful to Dr Don Jenkins (University of Warwick, UK) who provided the lattice energy data, which are adapted from his contribution contained within reference 2.
  2. H.D.B. Jenkins in CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1999-2000 : A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, D.R. Lide, (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 79th edition, 1998.

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