What is the weakest type of chemical bond?

1 Answer
Jun 15, 2018

An ionic bond.


A Chemical bond is technically a bond between two atoms that results in the formation of a molecule , unit formula or polyatomic ion.

The weakest of the intramolecular bonds or chemical bonds is the ionic bond. next the polar covalent bond and the strongest the non polar covalent bond.

There are even weaker intermolecular "bonds" or more correctly forces. These intermolecular forces bind molecules to molecules.
The strongest of these intermolecular forces is the " Hydrogen Bond" found in water. The " Hydrogen Bond" is not actually a chemical but an intermolecular force or attraction. Other intermolecular forces are the Van der Walls interactions and the dipole dipole attractions.

The ionic bond is generally the weakest of the true chemical bonds that bind atoms to atoms.