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Offline Abder-Rahman

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Which of the following would have the highest lattece enthalpy? Why?

NaCl or CsCl

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Re: Which of the following would have the highest lattece enthalpy
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 09:02:00 PM »
What determines lattice enthalpy?

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Re: Which of the following would have the highest lattece enthalpy
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 10:16:02 PM »
^^^
And if you're not sure, what will take more energy to pull apart: two oppositely charged atoms that are close together, or two oppositely charged atoms that are far apart? Now think about the ionic radii in each of those species and you should have your answer.

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