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CBSE Class 11-science Answered

Why does lithium show anomalous behavior?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 12 Aug, 2014, 03:32: PM
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Lithium differs in many respects from the remaining characteristic properties of the metals of Group 1, due to the following reasons:
a) The size of lithium atom and ion is very small.
b) The polarizing power of Li+ ion is quite high and results in the covalent character of its compounds.
c) It has high ionization energy and least electropositive character.
d) It has no vacant d-orbitals in its valence shell.

Answered by | 12 Aug, 2014, 05:32: PM

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