Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Standardized Text Prep - Page 59: 2



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Option A is incorrect. Covalent bonds involve the sharing of electrons. Option C is incorrect. Hydrogen bonds occur between hydrogen with its partially positive charge and partially negatively charged atoms such as oxygen or nitrogen. Option D is incorrect. Van der Waals bonds are slight attractions between charged regions of nearby molecules. Option B is correct. Ionic bonds involve the transfer of electrons from one atom to another.
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