Cobalt: lattice energies

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


  • CoF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3018 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2878 kJ mol-1
  • CoF3:
    thermochemical cycle: 6118 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 5991 kJ mol-1


  • CoCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2691 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2709 kJ mol-1


  • CoBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2629 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2648 kJ mol-1


  • CoI2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2545 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2569 kJ mol-1


No data for any hydrides of Co.


  • CoO:
    thermochemical cycle: 3910 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3837 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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