2.10 hydrogen bonds are weak bonds are important in the chemistry of life
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in living organisms, what are the strongest chemical bonds?
What is the result of a hydrogen atom being part of a polar covalent bond?
it's partial positive charge allows it to share attractions with other electronegative atoms
What is a hydrogen bond?
charged regions on each water molecule are electrically attracted to oppositely charged regions on neighboring molecules. Because the positively charged region in this type of bond is always a hydrogen atom