Copper: lattice energies

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


  • CuF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3082 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3046 kJ mol-1


  • CuCl:
    thermochemical cycle: 996 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 921 kJ mol-1
  • CuCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2811 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2774 kJ mol-1


  • CuBr:
    thermochemical cycle: 979 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 879 kJ mol-1
  • CuBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2763 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2711 kJ mol-1


  • CuI:
    thermochemical cycle: 966 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 835 kJ mol-1
  • CuI2:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2640 kJ mol-1


  • CuH:
    thermochemical cycle: 1254 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 828 kJ mol-1
  • CuH2:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2941 kJ mol-1


  • Cu2O:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3273 kJ mol-1
  • CuO:
    thermochemical cycle: 4050 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 4135 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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