Problem: The lattice energy for ionic crystals decreases as the charge on the ions _____________ and the size of the ions __________________.  (a) increases, increases (b) increases, decreases (c) decreases, increases (d) decreases, decreases (e) None of these choices are correct.

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The lattice energy for ionic crystals decreases as the charge on the ions _____________ and the size of the ions __________________. 

(a) increases, increases

(b) increases, decreases

(c) decreases, increases

(d) decreases, decreases

(e) None of these choices are correct.