Problem: In the molecule below, how many atoms could make hydrogen bonds with water?a. 5b. 7c. 9d. 10e. 12

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We're being asked to determine the number of atoms of the following molecule that can make hydrogen bonds with water.


Hydrogen bonding exists anytime hydrogen (H) is directly connected to fluorine (F)oxygen (O) or nitrogen (N)


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In the molecule below, how many atoms could make hydrogen bonds with water?

a. 5

b. 7

c. 9

d. 10

e. 12

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