Problem: Consider the following ionic substances and arrange them in order of decreasing lattice energy. MgCl2            CaCl 2            MgF 2 A.  MgF2>CaCl2>MgCl2  B. MgF2>MgCl2>CaCl2 C. MgCl2>CaCl2>MgF2 D. CaCl2>MgF2>MgCl2 E. CaCl2>MgCl2>MgF2

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Consider the following ionic substances and arrange them in order of decreasing lattice energy.

MgCl2            CaCl 2            MgF 2

A.  MgF2>CaCl2>MgCl2 

B. MgF2>MgCl2>CaCl2

C. MgCl2>CaCl2>MgF2

D. CaCl2>MgF2>MgCl2

E. CaCl2>MgCl2>MgF2

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