Problem: If present in a molecule, which atom is least likely to participate in hydrogen bonds with water? A. hydrogen. B. carbon. C. oxygen. D. nitrogen. E. sulfur.

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We are being asked to determine the atom that is least likely to participate in hydrogen bonds with water.


Hydrogen Bond is the force that exists when H is directly connected to F, O, or N.

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If present in a molecule, which atom is least likely to participate in hydrogen bonds with water? 

A. hydrogen. 

B. carbon. 

C. oxygen. 

D. nitrogen. 

E. sulfur.

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