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Covalent bonds (both polar and nonpolar) are stronger than ionic bonds. Unlike the unequal "stealing" of electrons that occurs during ionic bond interactions, covalent bonds share electrons, which provides a more stable molecule with lower potential energy, thus making the bond stronger and harder to break. Since nonpolar covalent bonds share electrons most equally, they are the strongest. (Polar covalent bonds share electrons unequally, but they are still more stable and stronger than ionic bonds).
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