Posted by Mickeyv on .
Fill in the blanks with a, b, c, or d.
When comparing the strength of bonds between molecules, Ionic bonds have _______ bonds, and molecular bonds have _____ bonds?
a. very strong, weaker
b. weak, strong
c. strong, very strong
d. weak, very weak
I think the answer is A. but thought it could be C. help pleas
The question is asking you (in a confusing way) to compare ionic bonds to INTERMOLECULAR attractions (attractions between neighboring molecules). The answer to that should not be much of a challenge. Consider the melting point of an ionic solid like sodium chloride to a molecular solid like wax. The higher the melting point the stronger the bonds that hold the solid together.
I think the question is confusing, too.