Visualizing a Dimer

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Kimberly 1H
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Visualizing a Dimer

Postby Kimberly 1H » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:08 pm

Are dimers, pairs of identical molecules, only be linked by hydrogen bonds? Or can the other intermolecular forces bind them?

Julia Go 2L
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Re: Visualizing a Dimer

Postby Julia Go 2L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:38 am

No, dimers can be linked together by bonds other than hydrogen bonds. There are two types of dimers: covalent and non-covalent.

Non-covalent dimers such as water are held through hydrogen bonds. Covalent dimers form bonds that are covalent with other monomers. A good example of a covalent dimer is diatomic gases. (H2, N2)


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