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why is lithium iodide covalent??? i want to know what is the relation of hydration enthalpy with lattice enthalpy and atomic size????

why is lithium iodide covalent???
i want to know what is the relation of hydration enthalpy with lattice enthalpy and atomic size????
 

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
5 years ago
The large size of iodine exerts a more polarising power to lithium as compared to fluorine and thus has more covalent character than fluorine.Fluorine more over has high electronegativity. So the electro-static force of attraction between Li and F is very high and high enough to hold the two atoms together so firmly

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