How would you describe the bond that would form between lithium (L) and fluorine (F)?

1 Answer
May 14, 2017

Answer:

#"As an ionic bond..........."#

Explanation:

#Li + 1/2F_2 rarr LiF#

As I recall, lithium fluoride is none too soluble in water. The #Li^+# ion is small, and #F^-# is the smallest halide. This decreased solubility may be attributed to the strength of the Increased electrostatic interaction, based on the size of the ions and #"Coulomb's Law"#.

For comparison, #NaF#, is much more water soluble.