Rubidium: lattice energies

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


  • RbF:
    thermochemical cycle: 785 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 774 kJ mol-1


  • RbCl:
    thermochemical cycle: 689 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 680 kJ mol-1


  • RbBr:
    thermochemical cycle: 660 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 651 kJ mol-1


  • RbI:
    thermochemical cycle: 630 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 617 kJ mol-1


  • RbH:
    thermochemical cycle: 685 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 674 kJ mol-1


  • Rb2O:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2163 kJ mol-1
  • RbO2:
    thermochemical cycle: 695 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 706 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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