What is hydrogen bonding?

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What is hydrogen bonding?

Postby alexfwang3g » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am

A synopsis of the question above in addition to an explanation of why they have to be F, O, or N.

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Re: What is hydrogen bonding?

Postby Adrianh72 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:57 am

The elements in the second period, F,O, and N have the electronegativity needed to form these bonds.

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Re: What is hydrogen bonding?

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Hydrogen bonding is a type of electrostatic attraction between a hydrogen atom that is covalently bonded to another atom that is more electronegative than itself, particularly those of the second period:
Hydrogen bonds are typically weaker than ionic and covalent bonds, but are stronger than Van Der Waals interactions.

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Re: What is hydrogen bonding?

Postby 405268063 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:22 pm

Hydrogen bonds form between oxygen, nitrogen, and fluorine atoms and hydrogen atoms. Oxygen, nitrogen, and fluorine are the only ones that are electronegative enough for this type of bond. But, I would also remember that hydrogen bonds are fairly weak.

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