Why is LiI more sluble than KI in ethanol?

Asked by Avijit Gupta | 27th Feb, 2012, 10:10: PM

Expert Answer:

LiI has a covalent character because Li ion has high polarizing power due to its small size. Therefore LiI is soluble in alcohol. On the other  hand KI is predominantly an ionic compound, therefore is insoluble in ethanol.

Answered by  | 28th Feb, 2012, 10:09: AM

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