Strength of Bonds?

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Daniel Chang 3I
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Strength of Bonds?

Postby Daniel Chang 3I » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:18 pm

Why are ionic bonds stronger than covalent bonds? And why does polarity matter in terms of strength for covalent bonds?

Charles Gu 1D
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Re: Strength of Bonds?

Postby Charles Gu 1D » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:35 pm

Ionic bonds have oppositely charged ions that create a coulombic attraction while covalent bonds only share electrons

Meghanhe1l
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Re: Strength of Bonds?

Postby Meghanhe1l » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:59 pm

To answer your second question, no covalent bond is 100% covalent -- they all have some ionic character. Thus the determining factors of ionic bond strength all apply to covalent bonds as well, including electronegativity and thus polarizing power.

Elizabeth Kim 4E
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Re: Strength of Bonds?

Postby Elizabeth Kim 4E » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:11 pm

Covalent bonds share electrons

Sang Hyoun Hong 3G
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Re: Strength of Bonds?

Postby Sang Hyoun Hong 3G » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:16 pm

All bonds have ionic character. The strength of the bond is determined by the electronegativies of the atoms in the bond.

Elizabeth Kim 4E
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Re: Strength of Bonds?

Postby Elizabeth Kim 4E » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:34 am

Ionic bonds are stronger due to their particular ionic character. And polarization power depends in covalent bonds.


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