Zinc: lattice energies

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


  • ZnF2:
    thermochemical cycle: 3032 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2930 kJ mol-1


  • ZnCl2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2734 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2690 kJ mol-1
  • ZnCl3:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 5832 kJ mol-1


  • ZnBr2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2678 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2632 kJ mol-1
  • ZnBr3:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 5732 kJ mol-1


  • ZnI2:
    thermochemical cycle: 2605 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2549 kJ mol-1
  • ZnI3:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 5636 kJ mol-1


  • ZnH2:
    thermochemical cycle: (no value) kJ mol-1
    calculated: 2870 kJ mol-1


  • ZnO:
    thermochemical cycle: 3971 kJ mol-1
    calculated: 4142 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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