Problem: Which metal has the lowest melting point?a) Lib) Nac) Kd) Rb

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We’re being asked to determine the metal with the lowest melting point.


Recall that the melting point of a metal is related to its lattice energy

The lattice energy can be estimated using:


lattice energy=chargeatomic radius



This means the metal with the lowest lattice energy has the lowest melting point.


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Which metal has the lowest melting point?

a) Li

b) Na

c) K

d) Rb