## anonymous 5 years ago Do ionic or covalent substances tend to produce more ions in solution?

1. 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

2. 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.