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True or false? Methane (CH4) is more likely In form stronger hydrogen bonding than is water because each methane molecule has twice as many hydrogen alums. Provide a concise explanation of hydrogen bonding to go with your answer.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether the statement:

Methane ( CH4 ) is more likely to form stronger hydrogen bonding than is water because each methane molecule has twice as many hydrogen atoms.

Is true or false must be explained along with concise explanation of hydrogen bonding.

Concept Introduction:

Hydrogen bonding is formed by atoms which are very small and highly electronegative. This occurs when a hydrogen atom is bounded to a highly electronegative atom such as F, O, and N (Fluorine, Oxygen, and Nitrogen) and type of interaction is electrostatic attraction.

Explanation

Reason for false statement:

As hydrogen of methane is not bonded with electronegative atom thus hydrogen bonding will not be possible. So the given statement is false.

Hydrogen bonding is a bridge bond which is longer than normal covalent bonds.

Participating atoms must be very small with very high electronegativity. Such atoms are N, F, O

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