Problem: Use the data given below to construct a Born-Haber cycle to determine the electron affinity of Br.

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We’re being asked to calculate the electron affinity of bromine (Br), given the lattice energy of KBr. 


Recall that lattice energy is the energy required to combine two gaseous ions into a solid ionic compound:

Mx+(g) + Ny–(g)  MyNx(s)


To calculate for lattice energy, we need to do the Born-Haber cycle for KBr. We start with the corresponding formation equation for KBr:

K(s) + ½ Br2(l)  KBr(s), ΔH˚f


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Use the data given below to construct a Born-Haber cycle to determine the electron affinity of Br.

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