Problem: Which of the following ionic solids have the largest magnitude lattice energy?A. NaF B. CaCl2 C. CaBr2 D. CaOE. NaCl

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We’re being asked to determine the ionic compound with the magnitude lattice energy.


The lattice energy can be estimated using:


lattice energy=cation charge×anion chargecation period # + anion period #



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Which of the following ionic solids have the largest magnitude lattice energy?
A. NaF 

B. CaCl2 

C. CaBr

D. CaO

E. NaCl