Problem: This figure shows the interaction of a cation with surrounding water molecules.Which of the following explanations accounts for the fact that the ion-solvent interaction is greater for Li+ than for K+?

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This figure shows the interaction of a cation with surrounding water molecules.Dotted lines connect a central cation to the O of 5 surrounding water molecules. These water molecules are hydrogen bonded to other water molecules.

Which of the following explanations accounts for the fact that the ion-solvent interaction is greater for Li+ than for K+?

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