IONIC or COVALENT?





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: October 2003 Archive: IONIC or COVALENT?
By Kevinkleinz (Kevinkleinz) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 10:23 pm: Edit

Which is stronger? (Kaplans says Covalent, Barrons says Ionic)

By Whodunit (Whodunit) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 10:58 pm: Edit

ionic i think

By Kevinkleinz (Kevinkleinz) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 10:58 pm: Edit

Come on, this is important. *BUMP*

By Zoobalicious (Zoobalicious) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 12:14 am: Edit

Fairly certain it is ionic. It's been some time since I had chemistry, but I seem to remember this having to do something with electronegativity difference. Ionic having the most difference, followed by polar covalent, nonpolar covalent.

By Flameball63 (Flameball63) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 01:53 am: Edit

covalent, I distinctly remeber the fact that ionic bonds don't exactly stick together...like, it is easy to break, next to hydrogen bonds. But, covalent bonds, it actually "shares" electrons, so, they are a lot stronger. mayber I am wrong, but, I doubt it.

By Fourwhat (Fourwhat) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 02:21 am: Edit

Oh my god..

Ok, first you need to sort out whether you are talking about a INTRAMOLECULAR or INTERMOLECULAR force of attraction.

Covalent bonds are very strong, however their INTERMOLECULAR force of attraction is weak, that is why they melt so easily.

I am not sure about which is stronger, ionic or covalent. I think that they are about the same. BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER

HOWEVER, you are probably talking about INTERMOLECULAR force of attraction, like like Zoo says here
electronegativity difference. Ionic having the most difference, followed by polar covalent, nonpolar covalent

IONIC. definitely. They have electrostatic charges.

By Ihatesats (Ihatesats) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 02:22 am: Edit

IONIC

As a former AP chem student, I'm positive.

By Louman226 (Louman226) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 09:58 am: Edit

ionic bonds are a lot stronger than simple covalent bonds. however covalent NETWORK bonds are the stongest of all

By Joel_Set (Joel_Set) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 09:59 am: Edit

if it's a simple question... definitely ionic


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