Cadmium: lattice energies

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


  • CdF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2809 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2740 kJ mol-1


  • CdCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2552 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2226 kJ mol-1


  • CdBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2507 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2468 kJ mol-1


  • CdI2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2441 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2406 kJ mol-1


No data for any hydrides of Cd.


  • CdO:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3806 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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