Is lithium chloride molecular or ionic?

1 Answer
Dec 14, 2016


#"Lithium chloride"# is clearly ionic.


Lithium chloride is non-molecular and ionic, and made up of an infinite array of #Li^(+)# and #Cl^-# ions. Because the size of the lithium cation is quite small, the solubility of the salt is quite large in water, as the lithium cation can be effectively solvated by water.