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Subject: Why does NaCl have a higher bp. than LiCl

Date: Fri Oct 23 19:22:47 1998
Posted by Lu Weixian
Grade level: 10-12
School: Nanyang Junior College
City: Singapore State/Province: No state entered.
Country: Singapore
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 909188567.Ch

Why does Lithium Chloride (LiCl, bp. 1325 deg. C) have a lower boiling
pt. than Sodium Chloride(NaCl bp. 1413 deg. C) despite the fact that 
the lithium ion has a smaller ionic radii and should thus have a 
stronger attraction for the Cl+  ion?

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