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Bond Strength

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:50 pm
by LNgo 1G
Which bonds are stronger: ionic or covalent?

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:55 pm
by Emily_4B
Ionic bonds tend to be stonger than covalent bonds

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:57 pm
by Daniel Martinez 1k
Ionic bonds are stronger than covalent bonds in a vacuum. However, in water, covalent bonds tend to be stronger.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:08 pm
by AngieGarcia_4F
Ionic because the electronegativity difference between the two atoms in an ionic bond are usually greater than the electronegativity difference between atoms in covalent bonds.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 am
by Kaitlyn Jang 1F
Ionic bonds are stronger because the atoms have a greater difference in electronegativity than those in covalent bonds that form partial charges.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:57 pm
by Jillian C 4C
Since covalent bonds only have partial charges, ionic bonds are stronger due to larger differences in electronegativity.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:05 pm
by Drake Choi_1I
Ionic bonds are stronger because of the contrast in electronegativity.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:10 pm
by Tiffany Vo 3G
Covalent bonds are stronger than ionic bonds in an organic system because in an aqueous environment, the positive end of water molecules would surround the anion of an ionic compound and the negative end of water molecules would surround the cation of the ionic compound. In a vacuum however, the covalent bond would be weaker than the ionic bond.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:21 pm
by Siya Shah 1J
Ionic bonds are stronger than covalent bonds because of the larger difference in electronegativity.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:40 pm
by HuyHa_2H
Aside from looking at the electronegativity aspect, I think of it as how covalent bonds pretty much involve the sharing of electrons whereas ionic bonds involve the attractions of opposite charged ions which makes it much more harder to break.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:23 pm
by ranqiao1e
Ionic is stronger than covalent, but ionic in water is weaker than covalent.

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 pm
by AGulati_4A
covalent

Re: Bond Strength

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:11 am
by Donavin Collins 1F
If the ionic bond is in water, then the covalent bond is stronger. If it's out of water, then the ionic bond is stronger.