Monthly Archives: October 2017

The lattice energy

The lattice energy is the energy necessary in order to decompose, at the temperature T=0 K, an ionic crystal in its fundamental atomic component by carrying them at a distance infinite.

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The calculation of the Madelung constant

A previous article showed that the electrostatic term of the lattice energy of a crystal contains a factor (A) that depends on the type of crystalline reticulum. This article will look more in detail how to calculate this term and … Continue reading

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