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Assertion: LiCl is predominantly a covalent compound. Reason: Electronegativity difference between Li and Cl is too small.

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Assertion: LiCl is predominantly a covalent compound.

Reason: Electronegativity difference between Li and Cl is too small.

(a) If both Assertion and Reason are correct and the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion.

(b) If both Assertion and Reason are correct, but Reason is not the correct explanation of Assertion.

(c) If Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect.

(d) If both the Assertion and Reason are incorrect.

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(c) If Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect.

Explanation:

LiCl is a covalent compound. Due to the large size of the anion (Cl-) its effective nuclear charge lessens and its valence shell is held less tightly towards its nucleus. Here, assertion is correct but reason is incorrect.

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