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Ananya Shree

Class 11th
Chemistry
6 months ago

Why are lithium salts commonly hydrated and those of the other alkali ions usually anhydrous?

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Muskan Anand

6 months ago

Lithium is the smallest in size among the alkali metals. Hence, Lit ion can polarize water molecules more easily than other alkali metals. As a result, water molecules get attached to lithium salts as water of crystallization.

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