7.5 Strengths of Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Learning Objectives By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe the energetics of covalent and ionic bond formation and breakage Use the Born-Haber cycle to compute lattice energies for ionic compounds Use average covalent bond energies to estimate enthalpies of reaction A bond’s strength describes how strongly each atom is joined … Continue reading 7.5 Strengths of Ionic and Covalent Bonds