Problem: Which statement about hydrogen bonding is true?a) Hydrogen bonding is the intermolecular attractive forces between two hydrogen atoms in solution.b) The hydrogen bonding capabilities of water molecules cause CH3CH2CH2CH3 to be more soluble in water than CH3OH.c) Hydrogen bonding of solvent molecules with a solute will not affect the solubility of the solute.d) Hydrogen bonding interactions between molecules are stronger than the covalent bonds within the molecule.e) Hydrogen bonding arises from the dipole moment created by the unequal sharing of electrons within certain covalent bonds within a molecule.

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a) Hydrogen bonding is the intermolecular attractive forces between two hydrogen atoms in solution.

Hydrogen bonding – occurs in compounds where hydrogen is directly connected to an electronegative element such as N, O, or F

The statement is FALSE.


b) The hydrogen bonding capabilities of water molecules cause CH3CH2CH2CHto be more soluble in water than CH3OH.

like dissolves like → which means compounds with the same polarity and intermolecular force can dissolve each other.

water → exhibits hydrogen bonding

CH3OH → exhibits hydrogen bonding

CH3CH2CH2CH3 → hydrocarbon → nonpolar

CH3OH will be more soluble in water than CH3CH2CH2CH

The statement is FALSE.


c) Hydrogen bonding of solvent molecules with a solute will not affect the solubility of the solute.

like dissolves like → which means compounds with the same polarity and intermolecular force can dissolve each other.

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Which statement about hydrogen bonding is true?

a) Hydrogen bonding is the intermolecular attractive forces between two hydrogen atoms in solution.

b) The hydrogen bonding capabilities of water molecules cause CH3CH2CH2CHto be more soluble in water than CH3OH.

c) Hydrogen bonding of solvent molecules with a solute will not affect the solubility of the solute.

d) Hydrogen bonding interactions between molecules are stronger than the covalent bonds within the molecule.

e) Hydrogen bonding arises from the dipole moment created by the unequal sharing of electrons within certain covalent bonds within a molecule.

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