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Why is the thermal stability of calcium carbonate higher than that of magnesium carbonate even though lattice energy decreases down a group?

The rules properly predict the relative stabilizes we observe for calcium and magnesium salts, such as the carbonates and hydroxides, but they actually got lucky in that case. If you try to bring in ...
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Are there any ionic amorphous solids?

One type of ionic compound that is likely to appear in amorphous form is silicates. Fu and Krawczynski 1 studied Raman spectra of natural and artificial silicate glasses. According to the authors: ...
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