# Why does Silver form bonds with covalent character?

Compounds of silver form particularly strong bonds which is accounted for by the significant covalent character of the bonding. Furthermore, is the tendency to form covalent bonds linked to the fact that $\ce{Ag+}$ is a soft acid?

• – Mithoron Mar 23 '15 at 21:11
• Silver compounds, if anything, are usually more ionic than those of its closest neighbors. – Ivan Neretin Oct 6 '15 at 21:02