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Statement 1: $LiCl$ is predominantly a covalent compound. Statement 2: Electronegativity difference between $Li$ and $Cl$ is too small.

$(A)\;\text{Statement -1 is true ; Statement -2 is true. Statement -2 is a correct explanation for statement -1} \\ (B)\;\text{Statement -1 is true ; Statement -2 is true. Statement -2 is not a correct explanation for statement -1} \\(C)\;\text{Statement -1 is true ; Statement -2 is false.} \\(D)\;\text{Statement -1 is false ; Statement -2 is true.} $

1 Answer

Statement -1 is correct but statement -2 is not correct.
According to Fajan 's rule, the smaller the size of cation and the larger the size of anion, greater is the polarising power and hence greater is the covalent character of ionic bond.
Hence C is the correct answer.
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