What are the main properties of covalent compounds?

1 Answer
Oct 2, 2014

Here is a short list of the main properties of covalent compounds:

  • Most covalent compounds have relatively low melting points and boiling points

  • Covalent compounds usually have lower enthalpies of fusion and vaporization than ionic compounds.

  • Covalent compounds tend to be more flammable than ionic compounds.

  • When dissolved in water, they don't conduct electricity.

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