Bond Strength

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Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K
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Bond Strength

Postby Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:58 pm

Which bonds are stronger, covalent or ionic? What is the conceptual reasoning behind it?

Sarah Nichols 4C
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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:10 am

Ionic bonds are typically stronger than covalent because of the coulombic attraction between ions of different charge

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby kim 2I » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:18 am

Ionic bonds are stronger because there is a greater electronegativity difference between the two atoms (greater than 2.0). Also, while covalent bonds share electrons, ionic bonds are formed by the mutual attraction from both of the oppositely charged ions.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Caitlin Ciardelli 3E » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:38 am

Another important thing to note from the midterm is bond strength and length between single, double, and triple bonds. These are the trends:
Bond Length: single bond > double bond > triple bond
Bond Strength: triple bond > double bond > single bond

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Michelle N - 2C » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:45 pm

Ionic bonds (although some share covalent bond features) are generally stronger since they are completely transferring electron(s) to the other. Conceptual reasoning is the fact that their electronegativity differences are more drastic.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby LeAirraBullingor2k » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:12 pm

Ionic bonds are stronger than covalent bonds because in covalent bonds, the electrons are shared so it has a lower electronegativity. Highly charged ions will have stronger bonds than ions with small charges.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Maya Beal Dis 1D » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:48 pm

A general pattern for bond strength from strongest to weakest is ion-ion interactions (ionic bonds), ion-dipole interactions, dipole-dipole interactions, dipole-induced dipole interactions, induced dipole-induced dipole interactions.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby Arvind 4G » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:32 am

Ionic bonds are stronger because there is a greater charge difference between atoms and thus a higher attraction.

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Re: Bond Strength

Postby chrischyu4a » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm

Ionic is stronger than covalent bonds since they have a greater attraction towards each other due to the opposite charges that ionic bonds possess that covalent bonds don't

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