Problem: Which statement about hydrogen bonds is false? (A) They have an optimal geometry.(B) They are weak compared with covalent bonds. (C) They cause acid-base reactions in aqueous solutions to be very rapid.(D) They only occur between water molecules.

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(A) They have an optimal geometry. (H-bonds have specific "bond angles" between the eletronegative atom and H creating a geometrical shape which is usually observed in ice)

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Which statement about hydrogen bonds is false? 

(A) They have an optimal geometry.

(B) They are weak compared with covalent bonds. 

(C) They cause acid-base reactions in aqueous solutions to be very rapid.

(D) They only occur between water molecules.

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