Are ionic and covalent bonds intermolecular forces?

Updated: 2nd October 2019

By textbook, a dipole-dipole interaction is an intermolecular force while a covalent bond, as well as an ionic bond, is a chemical bond. It seems to me that, yes, the forming of ions is a chemical reaction, but the ionic bond is an intermolecular force.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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