Electron microscopy
Metallic Materials
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As listed in Table 3220, substances with large bonding energies usually have high melting temperatures.

Table 3220. Bonding energies and melting temperatures of metallic substances.

Bonding type

Bonding energy
Melting point (°C)
kJ/mol kcal/mol eV/Atom, Ion, or Molecule
Typical value 50-1000      
Hg 68 16 0.7 -39
Al 324 77 3.4 660
Fe 406 97 4.2 1538
W 849 203 8.8 3410

Note that page3239 describes the correlation between the bonding energies and melting temperatures of different substances.




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