# WHICH one is the strong compound, the one which transfers or shares more electrons  "OR"  the one which transfers or share less electrons?

## I want the idea for both the ionic and covalent compounds.

Aug 13, 2017

This $\text{non-molecularity}$ is the most important factor in the properties of an ionic solid, as compared to molecular materials. Non-molecular species, ionic crystals, and covalently bound non-molecular materials such as quartz, and carbon (graphite and diamond), tend to have exceptionally high melting and boiling points. In these latter materials bonding is to a first approximation covalent, with a region of high electron density BETWEEN two positively charged nuclei.