Hydrogen Bonding

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Simer_Shera_2D
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Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Simer_Shera_2D » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:08 pm

If an N,O, or F atom hypothetically has 2 lone pairs, is it capable of creating 2 hydrogen bonds, one for every lone pair, or just one hydrogen bond. In other words, does the number of potential hydrogen bonds for an atom depend on the number of lone pairs that atom has?

Hannah Lechtzin 1K
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Re: Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Hannah Lechtzin 1K » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:14 pm

Technically it should be possible to hydrogen bond with both lone pairs, but I'm not sure if that would actually happen in a real-life scenario. I hope this helps!

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Re: Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Lucy Wang 2J » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:19 pm

if a N, O or F atom has 2 lone pairs, then hypothetically yes it could form two hydrogen bonds, one for each lone pair.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Kimiya Aframian IB » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:03 pm

Simer_Shera_2J wrote:If an N,O, or F atom hypothetically has 2 lone pairs, is it capable of creating 2 hydrogen bonds, one for every lone pair, or just one hydrogen bond. In other words, does the number of potential hydrogen bonds for an atom depend on the number of lone pairs that atom has?

Hi! If there are potentially 2 lone pairs then they can make 2 hydrogen bonds. The hydrogen bond sites are on any lone pair with these atoms that have a dipole. Hope this helps!

Xinying Wang_3C
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Re: Hydrogen Bonding

Postby Xinying Wang_3C » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:47 pm

Yes, hypothetically they can for two hydrogen bonds with two different hydrogen atoms.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonding

Postby aashmi_agrawal_3d » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:59 pm

It technically can form two hydrogen bonds but I don't think it is very likely.


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