A hydrogen bond is ________.?

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A) an attractive force between molecules where partially positive hydrogen atoms are attracted to partially negative atoms of F,O, or N

B) a covalent bond between H and O

C)an ionic bond between H and another atom

D)a bond that is stronger than a covalent bond

the polar O–H bond in water

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  • 2 years ago
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    Hydrogen bonding.....

    You probably want to say (A), but (B) is also involved.

    Hydrogen bonding .... The weakly covalent bonds found between the hydrogen atom of one molecule where it is bonded to N, O or F, and the N, O, or F of an adjacent molecule. The hydrogen atom functions as a bridge, forming a bond between two molecules. Hydrogen bonding is more than an electrostatic attraction between molecules, instead there is evidence of orbital overlap and covalent bond formation. (Based on the 2011 IUPAC definition of the hydrogen bond.)

    A classic example of hydrogen bonding is found in water:

    .................. H

    ................. /

    ...O - H•••O

    ../ ..............\

    H ................H

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