Ionic bond strength

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What are the factors that determine the strength of an Ionic bond?
Taking the example of LiF and K20, why does LiF have a stronger bond strength?
 

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Borek
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Think about coulomb forces.
 
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Yeah... not really working for me.
I need the answer.

The question I had was :

Please arrange the bonds in order of the increasing ionic character of the molecules (without looking at the electronegativity table) -
LiF, K2O, SO2, N2 and ClF3

Of which the answer was -
N2<SO2<ClF3<LiF<K2O

I can't understand as to why K2O has a stronger ionic character than LiF.
 
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So what is the question? In the subject you mentioned ionic bond strength, now you ask about stronger ionic character. These are two different things.
 
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Nevermind, understood the problem I was having.
Thanks anyway.
 
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Also you can think in terms of lattice energy and polarising power or polarisability. :)
 
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Will do. Thanks :)
 

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