Regularities in melting points of lithium halides: Is LiH anomalous? Academic Article uri icon


  • Using experimental data for the melting temperature Tm for four Li halides (F to I), it is demonstrated that TmZ1/3 is close to constant, (2530 250) K, where Z is the atomic number of the halogen. This formula is not appropriate for what sometimes is considered the simplest halide, LiH, and therefore alternatives are investigated which involve a characteristic electrostatic energy e2/S, with s the internuclear separation and the static dielectric constant.

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author list (cited authors)

  • March, N. H., Balaban, A. T., Leys, F. E., Klein, D. J., & Seitz, W. A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • March, NH||Balaban, AT||Leys, FE||Klein, DJ||Seitz, WA

publication date

  • January 2003