Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 2 - The Nature of Molecules and the Properties of Water - Review Questions - Apply: 3

Answer

A.

Work Step by Step

Polar covalent bonds would see partial charges on the bonded atoms, allowing for interaction with the partial charges on the H and O in water. This is the opposite of B., which is thus eliminated, and C. is wrong since that would lead to a non-polar covalent bond (same case as B.). D. is eliminated since B. and C. are wrong.
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