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H bonds and Intermolecular Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 pm
by Haley Dveirin 1E
So with hydrogen bonds and the intermolecular forces (ion-dipole, dipole-induced dipole, etc.) are electrons actually being transferred from one atom to another or shared between atoms or is it all just based on attraction?

Re: H bonds and Intermolecular Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm
by Kendall 3H
Its all just based on attraction. They are not actually sharing electrons, it is just that they are attracted to each other because of their partial negative and partial positive charges.

Re: H bonds and Intermolecular Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm
by ahuang
The electrons are not being transferred or shared. Hydrogen bonding just shows the attraction between atoms

Re: H bonds and Intermolecular Forces

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:33 pm
by jisulee1C
Hydrogen bonds are a type of intermolecular force. Even though they are called hydrogen "bonds" they are attractions between molecules (NOF bonded with hydrogen) and another molecules (NOF bonded with hydrogen). Because the atom is highly electronegative atom (NOF) the attraction is so strong it almost acts like a bond which gives water its unique properties.

Re: H bonds and Intermolecular Forces

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:06 pm
by Tiffany Vo 3G
The intermolecular forces occur due to attraction of one atom to another atom, but they don't share electrons. Typically, intermolecular forces are indicated using dashed lines as opposed to a solid line because it is a weaker force than a chemical bond.