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# Lattice Energies in Ionic

Solids

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Ionic Bonding
Ionic bond: electrostatic force that holds
oppositely charge particles together
Formed between cations and anions
Example

Na+

Cl

Na

Cl

m.p. =

801oC

H = 410.9 kJ/mol

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## Energy must be input to remove an electron from a metal (IE is

positive). Generally, the energy released when the non metal
accepts an electron (EA) does not compensate for the IE.

m.p. = 801oC

+
Na + Cl
Na +
Cl

## IE1 + EA1 = 496 kJ/mol 349 kJ/mol = 147 kJ/mol

H f = 410.9 kJ/mol

## completely separate one mole of a solid

ioniccompound into gaseous ions (energi yang

membentuk kristal)

+
-

+
+ -

+
-

## Hlattice = -788 kJ/mol

Coulombic attraction:
Q1 Q2
F
d2

Q1

Q = amount of charge
d = distance of separation
Q2

## Lattice energy (like a coulombic force) depends on

Magnitude of charges
Distance between the charges

## Calculating Lattice Energy

Lattice energy
1. Directly related to the product of the ion charges
and inversely related to the internuclear distance
2. Depends on the product of the charges of the ions
3. Inversely related to the internuclear distance, ro ,
and is inversely proportional to the size of the ions

## Lattice energies of alkali metal iodides

The ionic radii sums for LiF and MgO are 2.01 and 2.06 ,
respectively, yet their lattice energies are 1030 and 3795 kJ/mol. Why
is the lattice energy of MgO nearly four times that of LiF?

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Lattice Energy

## Remember, IE and EA are for adding/removing an

electron to/from an atom in the gaseous state.

## Ionic compounds are usually solids. The release of

energy on forming the solid, called the lattice energy is
the driving force for the formation of ionic compounds.

## Because of high lattice energies, ionic solids tend to be

hard and have high melting points. Ionic compounds are
insulators in the solid state, because electrons are
localized on the ions, but conduct when molten or in
solution, due to flow of ions (not electrons).

## Lattice energies can be calculated using Hesss law, via a

Born-Haber Cycle.

Lattice enthalpy
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## The lattice enthalpy change HL is the standard

molar enthalpy change for the following process:

HL

## Because the formation of a solid from a gas of ions is

always exothermic, lattice enthalpies (defined in this
way !!) are usually negative numbers.
If entropy considerations are neglected the most
stable crystal structure of a given compound is the one
with the highest lattice enthalpy.
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## Born-Haber cycle: A method to determine

lattice energies

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Born-Haber Cycles
eg for sodium chloride:
enthalpy H

H

Na (g) + Cl (g)
H

atomisation

H atomisation
Na (s) + Cl2 (g)
H

formation

NaCl (s)

H lattice
enthalpy

## Born-Haber Cycles : applying Hesss Law

There are two routes from elements to ionic compound
enthalpy H

H

Na (g) + Cl (g)
H

atomisation

Apply
Hesss
Law:

H atomisation
Na (s) + Cl2 (g)

formation

H lattice
association

NaCl (s)

## Born-Haber Cycles: applying Hesss Law

HatmNa + HatmCl + H1st IE + H1st EA + Hlattice = Hformation
Rearrange to find the lattice energy:
Hlattice = Hformation - (HatmNa + HatmCl + H1st IE + H1st
EA)
So Born-Haber cycles can be used to calculate a measure of
ionic bond strength based on experimental data.

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The energy that holds the arrangement of ions together is called the lattice energy,
Hlattice , and this may be determined experimentally or calculated.
Uo is a measure of the energy released as the gas phase ions are assembled into a
crystalline lattice. A lattice energy must always be exothermic.
E.g.: Na+(g) + Cl-(g) NaCl(s) Hlattice = -788 kJ/mol

## Lattice energies are determined experimentally using a Born-Haber cycle

such as this one for NaCl. This approach is based on Hess law and can be used to
determine the unknown lattice energy from known thermodynamic values.

Hsub
Hie
Na(s) Na(g) Na+(g)

Hd

Hea

Hf

## Lattice Energy, Hlattice

NaCl(s)

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Born-Haber cycle
Hsub
Hie
Na(s) Na(g) Na+(g)

Hd

Hea

Hf

NaCl(s)

## Hf = Hsub + Hie + 1/2 Hd + Hea + Hlattice

-411 = 109 + 496 + 1/2 (242) + (-349) + Hlattice
Hlattice = -788 kJ/mol
You must use the correct stoichiometry and signs to obtain the correct lattice energy.
Practice Born-Haber cycle analyses at: http://chemistry2.csudh.edu/lecture_help/bornhaber.html

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If we can predict the lattice energy, a Born-Haber cycle analysis can tell us
why certain compounds do not form. E.g. NaCl2

(Hie1 + Hie2)
Na(s) Na(g) Na+2(g)
Hsub
Cl2(g) 2 Cl(g) 2Cl-(g)
Hd Hea
Hf

NaCl2(s)

## Hf = 109 + 496 + 4562 + 242 + 2*(-349) + -2180

Hf = +2531 kJ/mol
This shows us that the formation of NaCl2 would be highly endothermic and very
unfavourable. Being able to predict lattice energies can help us to solve many
problems so we must learn some simple ways to do this.

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The equations that we will use to predict lattice energies for crystalline solids are
the Born-Mayer equation and the Kapustinskii equation, which are very similar to
one another. These equations are simple models that calculate the attraction and
repulsion for a given arrangement of ions.

Born-Mayer Equation:
Hlattice = (e2 / 4 e0) * (N zA zB / d0) * M * (1 (d* / d0))
Hlattice = 1390 (zA zB / d0) * M * (1 (d* / d0)) in kJ/mol
Kapustinskii equation :
Hlattice = (1210 kJ / mol) * (n zA zB / d0) * (1 (d* / d0))
Where:
e is the charge of the electron, 1,602 x 10-19 C
e0 is the permittivity of a vacuum 1,11x10-10 C2J-1m-1
N is Avogadros number, (e2 / 4 e0) = 2,307 x 10-28 J m
zA is the charge on ion A, zB is the charge on ion B
d0 is the distance between the cations and anions (in ) = r+ + rM is a Madelung constant
d* = exponential scaling factor for the repulsive term = 0.345
n = the number of ions in the formula unit

Figure 9.6

## Step 1: Convert elements to atoms in the gas state

e.g. for Li, Li (s) Li (g)

H1 = Hatomization

## Step 2: Electron transfer to form (isolated) ions

Li (g) Li+ (g) + e

H3 = IE1

F (g) + e F (g)

H4 = EA1

## Step 3: Ions come together to form solid

Li+ (g) + F (g) LiF (s)

H5 = Lattice Energy

H = Hf = S(H15)

## Periodic Trends in Lattice Energy

Coulombs Law
electrostatic force a

charge A X charge B
distance2

## or, electrostatic energy a

charge A X charge B
distance

## So, lattice energy increases, as ionic radius decreases

(distance between charges is smaller).

Figure 9.7

(exercises)

## Solubility of salts in water

other applications (Born-Haber cycle necessary):
thermal stabilities of ionic solids
stabilities of high oxidation states of cations
calculations of electron affinity data
lattice enthalpies and stabilities of non existent
compounds

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## The Relationship between Lattice Energies and

Physical Properties
1. Melting point
a. Temperature at which the individual ions have
enough kinetic energy to overcome the attractive forces
that hold them in place

## b. Temperature at which the ions can move freely and

substance becomes a liquid
c. Varies with lattice energies for ionic substances that
have similar structures

## The Relationship between Lattice Energies and

Physical Properties
2. Hardness
a. Resistance to scratching or abrasion
b. Directly related to how tightly the ions are held
together electrostatically
3. Solubility of ionic substances in water:
a. The higher the lattice energy, the less soluble the
compound in water
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## Predicting the Stability of Ionic Compounds

The most important factor in determining the stability of a
substance is the amount of energy it contains. Highly
energetic substances are generally less stable while
less-energetic substances are generally more stable,
making the lattice energy the most important factor in
determining the stability of an ionic compound, since
lattice energy is the sum of the electrostatic interaction
energies between ions in a crystal.
Positive enthalpy values make the formation of an ionic
substance energetically unfavorable. Negative enthalpy
values make the formation favorable.
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## Predicting the Stability of Ionic Compounds

The formation of an ionic compound will be exothermic
(enthalpy is negative) if and only if the enthalpy of step 5
in the BornHaber cycle, and therefore the lattice energy
(U), is a large negative number.
Compounds that have the same anion but different
cations, the trend for increasing lattice energies parallels
the trend of decreasing cation size
Compounds that have the same cation but different
anions, the trend for increasing lattice energies parallels
the trend of decreasing anion size
Compounds of ions with larger charges have greater
lattice energies than compounds of ions with lower
charges.

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Ionic Solutions
Solubility affected by:
Energy of attraction (due Ion-dipole force) affects the solubility. Also
called hydration energy,
Lattice energy (energy holding the ions together in the lattice.
Related
to the charge on ions; larger charge means higher lattice energy.
Inversely proportional to the size of the ion; large ions mean
smaller lattice energy.

## Solubility increases with increasing ion size, due to decreasing

lattice energy; Mg(OH)2(least soluble), Ca(OH)2, Sr(OH)2,
Ba(OH)2(most soluble) (lattice energy changes dominant).
Energy of hydration increases with for smaller ions than bigger
ones; thus ion size. MgSO4(most soluble),... BaSO4 (least
soluble.) Hydration energy dominant.

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Chemistry 212

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Kelarutan ion
-Entalpi kisi
AgCl(s) Ag+ (g) + Cl-(g)
solvasi
Ag+ (g) = H2O Ag+ (aq)
solvasi
Cl- (g) = H2O Cl-(aq)

H = 917 kj/mol
H= -475 kj/mol
H= -369 kj/mol

Maka kelarutan
AgCl(s) + H2O Ag+ (aq) + Cl-(aq) H = 73 kj/mol
Jika 3 diketahui maka reaksi keempat bisa dihitung,
tapi juga perlu memperhitungkan entropi kelarutan,
HSAB, struktur elektronik, kristal struktur dll.
John A. Schreifels
Chemistry 212

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## untuk reaksi dibawah ini

Cs(s) + F2 (g) CsF(s)
Hf = -553.5 kj/mol
Diketahui (kJ/mol):
Energi atomisasi Cs
+76.5
Energi ionisasi pertama Ce
+375.7
Energy disosiasi ikatan F2
+158.8
afinitas elektron F
-328.2
Entalpi pembentukan standar CsF(s)
-553.5
Gambarkan siklus termodinamika (siklus Born Haber)
dari pembentukan CsF dari reaksi antara Cs(s)
dengan F2(g) berdasarkan nilai enthalpy yang
diberikan (dalam kJ/mol). Beri tanda atau keterangan
untuk tiap langkah dan hitung energy kisi dari reaksi 843
tersebut
John A. Schreifels
Chemistry 212

Chapter 12-43