## Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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

#### Answer

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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