What are the differences between covalent and ionic compounds?

Chapter No. 9: Carbon Compounds

What are the differences between covalent and ionic compounds?

Ans.

Covalent compounds
Ionic Compounds
They have weak forces of attraction between the molecules.
They have strong forces of attraction between the ions.
They do not form ions.
they form ions.
They are poor conductors of electricity.
They are good conductors of electricity in the molten state and in aqueous solutions.
They are readily soluble in solvents like kerosene, petrol, etc, and insoluble in water.
They are readily soluble in water and insoluble in solvents like kerosene, petrol, etc.