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lattice energy

With respect to the crystal, the decrease in energy that follows the process whereby the ions, separated from each other by an infinite distance, are brought to their locations in the stable lattice. The lattice energy is formed from the electrostatic forces between ions, the repulsive forces connected with the overlap of electron shells, from the Van der Waals forces, and from the zero-point energy.
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