NEET Chemistry The s-Block Elements Questions Solved

BeF2  is soluble in water whereas fluorides of other alkaline earth metals are insoluble because of–

(A) Ionisation nature of BeF2

(B) Covalent nature of BeF2

(C) Greater hydration energy of Be2+ ion as compared to its lattice energy

(D) None of these

(C). An ionic compound is soluble in water if its hydration energy > lattice energy.

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