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23rd of March 2017
Chemistry
Q:

WHY LITHIUM ONLY MAKE HYDRATE IN ALKALI METAL

Mohd Saif - CBSE - Class XII Science

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 22:32:PM

A:

Due to the extremely small size of Li+ ion among all the alkali metals, Li+ can get hydrate easily.

The hydration enthalpy decreases with increase in atomic number.

Li+ > Na+ > K+ > Rb+ > Cs+

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 17:54:PM