Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 9 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 417: Q5


The correct answer is (a)

Work Step by Step

$MgS$ has the highest lattice energy because both ions have a charge of magnitude 2. Both $Mg$ and $S$ have comparable radii, so the attraction between them is maximized. Thus, $MgS$ has the highest lattice energy.
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