Born–Mayer equation

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The Born–Mayer equation is an equation that is used to calculate the lattice energy of a crystalline ionic compound. It is a refinement of the Born–Landé equation by using an improved repulsion term.[1]

E =- \frac{N_AMz^+z^- e^2 }{4 \pi \epsilon_0 r_0}\left(1-\frac{\rho}{r_0}\right)


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  1. ^ "Lattice Energy" (PDF).