Lithium: lattice energies

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


  • LiF:
    thermochemical cycle: 1036 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 1030 kJ mol-1


  • LiCl:
    thermochemical cycle: 853 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 834 kJ mol-1


  • LiBr:
    thermochemical cycle: 807 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 788 kJ mol-1


  • LiI:
    thermochemical cycle: 757 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 730 kJ mol-1


  • LiH:
    thermochemical cycle: 920 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 858 kJ mol-1


  • Li2O:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2799 kJ mol-1
  • LiO2:
    thermochemical cycle: 872 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 878 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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