Problem: The chloride of which of the following metals should have the greatest lattice energy?A) potassiumB) rubidiumC) sodiumD) lithiumE) cesium

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We’re being asked to determine the metal with the greatest lattice energy


Recall that the lattice energy can be estimated using:


lattice energy=chargeatomic radius


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The chloride of which of the following metals should have the greatest lattice energy?

A) potassium

B) rubidium

C) sodium

D) lithium

E) cesium