Practice!

Sample Problem

Which of the following descriptions correctly characterize the relation between hydrogen bonding and covalent bonding?

Hydrogen bonding is generally weaker than covalent bonding.

Hydrogen bonding is a type of covalent bonding

Hydrogen bonding is intermolecular force whereas covalent bonding is intramolecular force.

Covalent bonding is a type of Hydrogen bonding.

Solution

Hydrogen bonding and covalent bonding are completely different, because the first one is intermolecular force while the second one is intramolecular force. As a result, covalent bonding is generally stronger than hydrogen bonding.