Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

which bond is more strong....covalent or ionic?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    IONIC BOND is stronger then covalent bond,.

    Source(s): kaya
  • Marion
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    "Alas! Ideally, the term "bond energy" should probably be deleted from the chemical lexicon. Like a lot of terms in chemistry, the closer you look at the definition of the term the more you have a list caveats, exceptions, and footnotes.

    First, there is no such thing as a purely covalent, or purely ionic bond.... Ambiguous questions that require ambiguous answers should not find their way onto exams such as AP's, because the more astute student is likely to see the flaws and give the "incorrect" answer."

    (From Website# 2)

    "Usually however, it is easier to break an ionic bond than a covalent one."

    So Covalent bonds are stronger, in general.

    The first person who answered this question was correct, in that sense.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Covalent Bonds-Covalent bonding is a form of chemical bonding between two non metallic atoms which is characterized by the sharing of pairs of electrons between atoms and other covalent bonds. A covalent bond is formed between two non-metals that have similar electronegativities. Neither atom is "strong" enough to attract electrons from the other. For stabilization, they share their electrons from outer molecular orbit with others Ionic Bonds-Ionic bond, also known as electrovalent bond is a type of bond formed from the electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions in a chemical compound. These kinds of bonds occur mainly between a metallic and a non metallic atom. An ionic bond is formed between a metal and a non-metal. Non-metals(-ve ion) are "stronger" than the metal(+ve ion) and can get electrons very easily from the metal. These two opposite ions attract each other and form the ionic bond. EG: Covalent: Methane (CH4), Hydro Chloric acid (HCL), which elements are all nonmetals Ionic: Sodium chloride (NaCl), Sulphuric Acid (H2SO4 ) etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ionic bonds are susceptible to high dielectric solvents, such as sodium chloride in water. NaCl completely dissociated and water-Na, water-Cl structures form. However, ionic bonds are extremely strong, on the order of 600-800 kJ/mol, whereas covalent bonds are around 200-500 kJ/mol. By the way every ionic bond has some degree of a covalent bond.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ionic is a stronger bond because instead of sharing electrons with each other (as in a covalent bond) electrons are given up to the other atom. Because of this transfer of electrons, the bond is much harder to break than that of a covalent bond.

    Take for example NaCl - this is an ionic bond because Na has one valence electron that is completely given up to Cl which has 7 valence electrons. This transfer satisfies the octet rule.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "how strong a bond is" depends on the fact that how hardly it breaks and react.......

    ofcourse covalent bond is more stronger than ionic...........because ionic bond is made up of electronic poles having + and -...............

    when we add salt to the water so it's bonds break easily coz it had + and - polls .............

    so covalent bond is more stronger.......

    Source(s): THIS IS THE TRUTH
  • 1 decade ago

    ionic bond is more stronger for it is complete transfer of electrons

    thus forming a high force of attraction bond in the elements n compounds

    whereas covalent bond is sharing of electrons which maks it a lilweaker than ionic bond

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Covalent bond is stronger.


    It cannot be broken by water

    Ionic bond can ionize easily.


    My chemistry teacher told me.


  • 1 decade ago

    Covalent because of the electrons force when they form a paired bond.

    Source(s): IB Chemistry
  • Covalent bond is stronger because it cannot be broken by even water.

    Ionic bond can ionize easily.

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