Which compound has the highest magnitude of lattice energy?
A) MgS b)CaS c) SrS d) BaS
Solution 5SAQ Step 1 of 2 The lattice energy is the energy associated with the formation of a crystalline lattice of alternating cations and anions from the gaseous ions. Since two ions cannot stay too close one to each other, the Energy will decrease as we move down a column of the periodic table because we know atomic radii raises as we move down a column. The closer are the ions, the higher will be the Energy released in lattice formation. We are going to demonstrate the answer we need is letter a)