Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lattice Energy

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6801

The energy necessary to separate one mole of a crystalline solid into a gaseous collection of the units at the lattice points. (Exception: In the case of a metallic solid a gaseous collection of atoms is formed.) (Rhodes G (1999) Crystallography made crystal clear: A guide for users of macromolecular models. Elsevier Science and Technology Books, New York)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA