Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640



Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 12.3, Problem 1RC
Textbook Problem

Which sodium halide has the most negative lattice enthalpy?

  1. (a) Nal
  2. (b) NaBr
  3. (c) NaCl
  4. (d) NaF

Interpretation Introduction


The most negative enthalpy of sodium halide should be identified.

Concept introduction:

Lattice enthalpy:

The enthalpy change when one mole of an ionic compound is formed from its gaseous ions under standard conditions.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct answer


The most negative enthalpy of sodium halide is sodium fluoride ( NaF ). The lattice enthalpy value of sodium halides are given below,

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