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Assertion :Statement 1 : The melting point of LiCl is lower than that of NaCl. Reason: Statement 2 : LiCl has predominantly covalent nature, whereas NaCl is ionic.

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Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is true and Statement 2 is correct explanation for Statement 1.
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Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is true and Statement 2 is NOT the correct explanation for Statement 1.
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Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is false.
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Statement 1 is false, Statement 2 is true.
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The correct option is A Statement 1 is true, Statement 2 is true and Statement 2 is correct explanation for Statement 1.
Due to lower size of Li ion, it has more polarization and LiCl has predominantly covalent nature so it has lower melting point than NaCl.

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