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    Write the reaction involved with lattice energy for MgO.

    Class example said steps to find delta E is 1) Write formation for reaction, 2) Form gases to elements, 3) dissociate diatomics, 4) remove electrons from cation, 5) add electrons to anion, 6) form solid.

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    Please refer to the attached file for solution. Cheers.

    The lattice energy is the energy given off when ions in the gas phase come together to form the lattice:

    Mg2+(g) + O2-(g)  ...

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    The solution provides an attachment containing the reactions involved with lattice energy for MgO using both a diagram and the Born-Haber cycle style of writing out each step as means of finding delta E.