Ionic vs Covalent Bonds

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Kristina Nguyen 1C
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Ionic vs Covalent Bonds

Postby Kristina Nguyen 1C » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:23 pm

Which one is stronger?

Juno Suzuki 3B
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Re: Ionic vs Covalent Bonds

Postby Juno Suzuki 3B » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:35 pm

I learned in high school that covalent bonds are generally stronger than ionic bonds, though I don't know the reason behind it.
I'm following this post to find out as well.

Cassidy 1G
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Re: Ionic vs Covalent Bonds

Postby Cassidy 1G » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:38 pm

Ionic is stronger in general but there are cases in which covalent is stronger.

Alyssa Parry Disc 1H
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Re: Ionic vs Covalent Bonds

Postby Alyssa Parry Disc 1H » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:33 pm

Covalent bonds are stronger in terms of intermolecular bonds, but in terms of intramolecular bonds ionic bonds are stronger. This is because in terms of intermolecular bonds, there is only electrostatic energy holding the atoms together but with covalent bonds the atoms are sharing electrons which makes them stronger.

Sophia Bozone 2G
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Re: Ionic vs Covalent Bonds

Postby Sophia Bozone 2G » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:01 pm

Covalent bonds are stronger than ionic bonds


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