January 2020 NY Regents Chemistry Exam
8 Which statement describes the energy and bonding changes as two atoms of fluorine become a molecule of fluorine? (1) Energy is absorbed as a bond is broken.
(2) Energy is absorbed as a bond is formed.
(3) Energy is released as a bond is broken.
(4) Energy is released as a bond is formed.
Solution: When two atoms come together to form a molecule, a bond is formed. Forming a bond releases energy while breaking a bond absorbs energy.
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