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Confusion about Hydrogen Bonds?

Let's say a water molecule is attracted to 4 other water molecules in ice. Is the Hydrogen bond the Covalent Bond between the O-H of the SAME molecule, or is it the O-H bond between different water molecules? In other words, is it intermolecular or intramolecular? Both?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Hydrogen atom could only bond one another atom, for example the hydrogen atom bonds to a hydrogen atom and cannot bond anymore and could bond one oxygen atom etc. The reason why water molecule have two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen is because oxygen atom can bond two atoms, the hydrogen atom is not bonded to a hydrogen atom but two hydrogen atoms is bonded to one oxygen atom.

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  • 8 years ago

    It is always intramolecular, i.e. between molecules. The 2 hydrogens of the water molecule each have a partial positive charge and will hydrogen bond to the oxygens of other water molecules which have a partial negative charge.

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  • kinlen
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    3 years ago

    and, in a combustion technique if the air isn't adequate, there'll be CO interior the production. by using fact: as mentioned above, O2 are greater keen to react with hydrogen fairly of C. so all the hydrogen have their oxygen and bring about H2O on an analogous time as C would desire to apply remaing O2 which isn't adequate for all the C to bring about CO2.

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