Problem: Electrostatic forces hold which of the following together?a. Cu atoms and localized electrons in copperb. K+ and Br in KBrc. He atoms in helium gasd. oxygen and hydrogen atoms in OH

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We're being asked to determine which among the given is held by electrostatic forces.


Let's analyze each option given:

a. Cu atoms and localized electrons in copper

• valence electrons are localized throughout the metals
composed of metal by itself → held together by metallic bonds


b. Kand Br in KBr

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Electrostatic forces hold which of the following together?

a. Cu atoms and localized electrons in copper

b. Kand Br in KBr

c. He atoms in helium gas

d. oxygen and hydrogen atoms in OH

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