Which salt should exhibit the greatest lattice enthalpy: #"A. " LiBr;# #"B. " LiF;# #"C. " NaBr;# #"D. " NaF?#

1 Answer
Jul 31, 2017

Answer:

Well I would assume #B.#

Explanation:

But whether I am right or not depends on the data, the which you have not provided......

Fluoride is the smallest ion.....and thus there should be greater electrostatic attraction in the sodium fluoride lattice, by reason of an inverse square law.

Sodium fluoride will also give a basic solution in water. Why so?