How would you order the following bonds from strongest to weakest? Ionic, Covalent, Hydrogen, London Dispersion, Dipole-Dipole Thanks!!?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2018

Answer:

#stackrel("Dispersion", "Dipole", "Hydrogen", "Ionic"~= "Covalent")rarr#

Explanation:

I have got these in the wrong order by the terms of the question... A #"covalent bond"# is stronger than an #"ionic bond"#, the which is stronger than an #"hydrogen bond"#, the which is stronger than an #"dipole-dipole bond"#, the which are stronger than #"dispersion forces..."#

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