Calcium: lattice energies

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


  • CaF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2630 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2609 kJ mol-1


  • CaCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2258 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2223 kJ mol-1


  • CaBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2176 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2132 kJ mol-1


  • CaI2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2074 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 1905 kJ mol-1


  • CaH2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2394 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2410 kJ mol-1


  • CaO:
    thermochemical cycle: 3401 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3414 kJ mol-1
  • CaO2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3133 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3144 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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