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Explain the difference in the nature of bonding in LiF and LiI.

Explain the difference in the nature of bonding in LiF and LiI.

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Jitender Pal
askIITians Faculty 365 Points
7 years ago
LiF has more ionic character while Lil has more covalent character. The latter is due to the greater polarizability of larger iodide ion than the fluoride ion.

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