Why do covalent compounds have low melting and boiling points?

 

Answer:

  • The melting and boiling points are majorly concerned with energy required to break the bond between two atoms .
  •  The attraction between two atoms involved in a covalent bond is weak and so, less energy is required to break this bond.
  • Therefore, the covalent compounds have lower melting and boiling points.

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