WIlson B.

asked • 11/21/17

Are covalent bonds stronger than ionic bonds

The experimental lattice enthalpy of a compound gets more exothermic than the theoretical lattice enthalpy of the compound if it has more covalent characteristics.
This is because theoretical lattice enthalpy assumes that the compound is 100% ionic, but rarely any compound actually is.
So doesn't this mean that covalent bonds are stronger than ionic bonds??

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