Which one of the following alkali metals gives hydrated salts?

(a) Li  

(b) Na  

(c) K  

(d) Cs

Asked by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago |  111

1 Answer

Solution :-

Right answer is  (a) Li

Li is capable of forming hydrated salts because of its size. Since it is smaller in size, it has a higher charge density and can easily attract water molecules around it and for hydrated salts like LiCl.2H2O. The other alkali metals have a bigger size and lesser charge density and thus aren’t capable of forming hydrated salts.

Answered by Abhisek | 11 months ago

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