hydrogen bonding

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hydrogen bonding

Postby Ashley McClearnen 1B » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:43 pm

Why does hydrogen bonding only occur between H and N,O, or F?

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Re: hydrogen bonding

Postby ThomasLai1D » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm

N, O, and F are the most electronegative, causing the greatest polarization within the molecule. This polarization is so strong that the positive dipole in the H atom will interact with the lone pairs of N, O, or F atom of another molecule.

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