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Problem: Based on ion charges and relative ion sizes, rank these ionic compunds by their expected melting points.CaF2CaOKFRbBr

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Recall that the melting point of an ionic compound is related to its lattice energy

The lattice energy can be estimated using:


lattice energy=cation charge×anion chargecation period # + anion period #



This means the compound with the highest lattice energy has the highest melting point.


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Based on ion charges and relative ion sizes, rank these ionic compunds by their expected melting points.

CaF2

CaO

KF

RbBr

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