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Potential Energy

APCHEM-D14ULL

Which of the following covalent bonds between hydrogen and a non-metal would have the lowest overall magnitude in terms of potential energy based on the atomic radius of the atoms?

Atom Atomic Radius (pm)
$H$ 37
$C$ single 77
$C$ double 67
$C$ triple 60
$N$ single 74
$N$ double 62
$N$ triple 55
$F$ 71
$O$ single 71
$O$ double 61
$O$ triple 56
A

Ammonia ($NH_3$).

B

Hydrogen fluoride.

C

Methane ($CH_4$).

D

Water.