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Lithium reacts with water less vigorously than sodium. Give your reasons?

Lithium reacts with water less vigorously than sodium. Give your reasons?
 

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salvathshaik
164 Points
6 years ago
In lithium salts, due to very small size of lithium ion (Li+) it gets readily hydrated but the other
alkalimetal ions are comparatively big in size. Therefore, lesser tendency to get hydrated.
 
pa1
357 Points
6 years ago
In lithium salts, due to very small size of lithium ion (Li+) it gets readily hydrated but the other alkalimetal ions are comparatively big in size. Therefore, lesser tendency to get hydrated.
SAIMANIKANTA
263 Points
6 years ago
In lithium salts, due to very small size of lithium ion (Li+) it gets readily hydrated but the other alkalimetal ions are comparatively big in size. Therefore, lesser tendency to get hydrated.
venky
235 Points
6 years ago
In lithium salts, due to very small size of lithium ion (Li+) it gets readily hydrated but the otheralkalimetal ions are comparatively big in size. Therefore, lesser tendency to get hydrated

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