Sapling question Hydrogen Bonding

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Sapling question Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Annabella_Amato_1I » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:56 pm

I've been stuck on this question for awhile and I've just been overall have trouble with how to approach it. Is there a short-cut way to determine how many hydrogen bonds this will have without having to draw everything out or is that the best way?
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Re: Sapling question Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Lucy Wang 2J » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:11 pm

Hey!
In order for there to be hydrogen bonding, there needs to either be a Hydrogen bonded to a highly electronegative atom (N, O, F) or a lone pair of a highly electronegative atom (N, O, F). So for this problem, theoretically there are 8 sites where hydrogen bonds can be formed with this molecule. One on each of the 4 hydrogens, one on each of the lone pairs of nitrogen, and two on the lone pairs of oxygen.


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