Mercury: lattice energies

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


  • HgF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2798 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2757 kJ mol-1


  • HgCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2651 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2569 kJ mol-1


  • HgBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2628 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2598 kJ mol-1


  • HgI2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2610 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2569 kJ mol-1


  • HgH2:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2707 kJ mol-1


  • HgO:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 3907 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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