Problem: List the individual steps used in constructing a Born - Haber cycle for the formation of BaI2 from the elements. Which of the steps would you expect to be exothermic?Write chemical equation for third step of a Born - Haber cycle.

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We’re being asked to list the steps in the Born-Haber cycle for the formation of barium iodide (BaI2)


We start with the corresponding formation equation for BaI2:

Ba(s) + I2(g)  BaI2(s)


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List the individual steps used in constructing a Born - Haber cycle for the formation of BaI2 from the elements. Which of the steps would you expect to be exothermic?

Write chemical equation for third step of a Born - Haber cycle.

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