Ionic v. Covalent

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TanveerDhaliwal3G
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Ionic v. Covalent

Postby TanveerDhaliwal3G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:59 pm

What are the differences between the two and which one is stronger?

Hannah Pham
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Re: Ionic v. Covalent

Postby Hannah Pham » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:02 pm

Ionic bonds are formed when atoms lose or gain electrons and covalent bonds are formed when atoms share electrons. Ionic bonds are stronger than covalent bonds but in water, covalent bonds are stronger than ionic bonds, in which ionic bonds dissociate when in water.

Milisuryani Santoso 1L
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Re: Ionic v. Covalent

Postby Milisuryani Santoso 1L » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:08 pm

Honestly it really depends. Some ionic bonds are stronger than covalent ones, and the opposite is true in other situations. The only way you can really figure it out is to figure out the energy needed to break each bond and go from there to compare (however generally ionic bonds are harder to break than covalent bonds).

Patricia Chan 1C
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Re: Ionic v. Covalent

Postby Patricia Chan 1C » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:13 pm

Ionic bonds are formed between metals and nonmetals in which electrons are lost and gained. Covalent bonds occur between nonmetals and nonmetals in which electrons are shared.

Haley Pham 4I
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Re: Ionic v. Covalent

Postby Haley Pham 4I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:18 pm

Covalent bonds are pairs of electrons that are shared between two non-metal atoms that have similar electronegativities. Ionic bonds form when electrons are transferred from a metal to non-metal atom, which differ significantly in electronegativity. Ionic bonds tend to be stronger than covalent bonds, but it depends on their properties.

NHolmes3L
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Re: Ionic v. Covalent

Postby NHolmes3L » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:03 pm

covalent bonds are between two non metals who share electrons. ionic bonds are between a nonmetal and metal who take and loose electrons. covalent bonds are stronger because ionic bonds dissociate in water.

abby hyman
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Re: Ionic v. Covalent

Postby abby hyman » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:08 pm

ionic bonds are between a metal and a non-metal and covalent are between two non-metals


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