I am learning about lattice enthalpies, and my textbook talks about determining the lattice enthalpy from the standard change of enthalpy of solution and the change of enthalpy of hydration of the ions. It says that the changes in enthalpy of solution and hydration can be determined experimentally but that the lattice enthalpy cannot be.
However, I am struggling to think of how one can measure the enthalpy change when one mole of gaseous ions is dissolved in water under standard conditions. I thought one would encounter the same problem as with the lattice enthalpy, and this involves one mole of an ionic lattice being formed from its gaseous ions under standard condition.
I thought that the problem with this was getting the exact amounts of gaseous ions under standard conditions.