Proteins and Enzymes

ID #1510

I have a question about the relative strength of bonds. I know that biologically speaking, ionic bonds are relatively weak compared to covalent bonds, especially disulfide bonds. My question, however, is whether or not hydrogen bonds are stronger than ionic bonds.

No, on the "biology scale," hydrogen bonds are weaker than ionic bonds, but you're correct that they are both more easily broken (in a cell) than a covalent bond.

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