Problem: Would you expect salts like NaCl, which have singly charged ions, to have larger or smaller lattice energies compared to salts like CaO, which are composed of doubly charged ions?

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The relative lattice energy can be estimated using the equation below:

As we can see from the equation the charge and the radius affects the Lattice energy.

The trend is shown below with the elements in the compounds below written on the table:

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Would you expect salts like NaCl, which have singly charged ions, to have larger or smaller lattice energies compared to salts like CaO, which are composed of doubly charged ions?

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