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Nov 28, 2015

The term is lattice enthalpy .


By strict definition, the lattice enthalpy is the enthalpy associated with the formation of 1 mol of an ionic solid from its constituent ions in the gas phase. (This is of course an exothermic process, but some definitions specify an endothermic process.) Chemists are very good at measuring these processes by means of a Born Haber cycle.