What happens when a chemical bond is formed?

(A) energy is always absorbed
(B) energy in always released
(C) more energy is released than is absorbed
(D) energy is neither released nor absorbed

Correct Answer : energy is always absorbed
Question Asked : SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam 1997
Explanation : If a bond is broken, energy Is released; and If a bond is formed, energy must have been absorbed. The energy within bonds is 'stored' and can be easily thought of as potential energy. Upon the breaking of these bonds, the energy is released thereby creating usable energy.
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