I started reading a book about the basic foundations of chemistry, and I came up across a simple question. To answer this question you should understand that there are variable valencies, which is what this question consists of. If you look at the cuprous chloride compound CuCl, copper has a valency of one. Chlorine will "take" an electron from the Copper atom, which forms a covalent bond. When taking the electron the overall magnetic charge of the chlorine atom is negative (let's say -1), and Copper is now overall positive (+1). If we look at a slightly different compound cupric chloride CuCl(2), copper has a valency of 2. Chlorine 1 and 2 will now take each an electron, so you have two with an overall charge of -1. Copper now gives two away, on its own, and now has an overall charge of +2. My question is... Is one bond stronger than the other because of magnetic charge? In other words, would Chlorine be easier to isolate from the CuCl compound than the CuCl(2) compound, or molecule? Thanks, for any answers.