In the Born-Haber Cycle, ionic solids are created through the ionization of elements.
Under the Born-Haber Cycle, the formation of an ionic solid is the result of a metal and a gaseous nonmetal combining together.
Example #1: The Born-Haber cycle looks mainly at the formation of an ionic compound from gaseous ions.
In order for the elements to combine they each must be ionized. Their opposing charges cause them to combine.
Example #2: Using the Born-Haber Cycle, demonstrate the formation of cesium chloride, CsCl, and calculate its heat of formation.