I'm a high school student with minimal mathematical knowledge about the theory of chemical bond. (I just have a bit of theoretical background). I came across a statement which stated that "The more is the s character in a hybrid orbital, the stronger will be the bond. " I also came across a statement the "The extent of overlap increases with increase in directionality of bond." (Example : p-p > s-p > s-s reflects the order of the extent of overlap of orbitals keeping the internuclear distance same). What I think is that the more will be the overlap , the stronger will be the bond formed. How can I account for these contradictory statements? I'm confused. Thanks in advance.