We are being asked to identify the set of compounds that is arranged in order of increasing magnitude of lattice energy. To estimate the lattice energy (or ionic bond energy) of an ionic compound, we will use the following equation:
Which set of compounds is arranged in order of increasing magnitude of lattice energy?
A. NaF < RBI < MgO
B. RbI < MgO < NaF
C. RbI < NaF < MgO
D. MgO < NaF < RbI
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