Hydrogen Bonds

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Hydrogen Bonds

Postby Shannon Asay 1C » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:16 pm

Why are hydrogen bonds stronger than normal dipole-dipole interactions?

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Re: Hydrogen Bonds

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:01 pm

Because they have some covalent character.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonds

Postby TYun_1C » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:06 pm

In hydrogen bonding there is a hydrogen bonded to either N,O,F. These are some of the most electronegative elements in the periodic table and therefore have great polarizing powers, making their bond with hydrogen very strong.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonds

Postby Sanjana K - 2F » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:24 pm

For hydrogen bonds and dipole-dipole bonds, you're looking at the strength of the bond between partially + and partially - atoms. Since N,O, and F usually bond with H in a hydrogen bond and they tend to be more electronegative, they'll result in a higher polarity against the positive hydrogen so the bond will be stronger as well.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonds

Postby Anvi Brahmbhatt 4A » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:17 am

Hydrogen is bonded to oxygen, nitrogen, or fluorine in hydrogen bonding. These bonds are strong because they are the most electronegative elements in the periodic table.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonds

Postby Daria Azizad 1K » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 am

Since it is bonded to N, O, or F, which are highly electronegative, H’s one electron will be pulled away from it. So that means H is basically just a proton and therefore negatively charged atoms will be highly attracted to it.

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Re: Hydrogen Bonds

Postby 305416361 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:01 am

Hydrogen bonds are the strongest types of bonds because they occur between Hydrogen and the most electronegative elements

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