Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 2 - Problems: 2.77

Answer

MgO has higher ionic bonding than $Li_{2}$O.

Work Step by Step

The force of attraction between the ions in a ionic compound is inversely proportional to the radius and directly proportional to the charge of its constituents. Since magnesium has two charges whereas lithium has 1. Therefore, MgO has higher ionic bonding than $Li_{2}$O.
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