OpenStudy (anonymous):

Do ionic or covalent substances tend to produce more ions in solution?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (pritam):

it depends on the nature of the solvent ionic cpound dissiociates to greater extent in polar solvent and covalent compound in non polar solvent

6 years ago
OpenStudy (jfraser):

If we assume an aqueous (water) solvent, then this is a simple situation:$C{_6}H{_1}{_2}O{_6}(s) \rightarrow C{_6}H{_1}{_2}O{_6}(aq)$ with no dissociation into ions$NaCl(s) \rightarrow Na{^+}(aq) + Cl{^-}(aq)$ with LOTS of dissociation into ions. The exact formula of the salt may vary, but in general, ionic solutes produce more ions in solution than covalent solutes.

6 years ago