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 - Understand: 2

Answer

D.

Work Step by Step

B. and C. can be eliminated since the number of valence electrons is the number of bonds which can be formed. Elements with one outer electron, like Na and K tend to ionize and form salts via ionic bonds, making D. true, not covalent bonds, falsifying A.
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