Asked Oct 14, 2019

How can you tell by looking at a compound if there is hydrogen bonding?  


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A hydrogen bond refers to a special type of bond or dipole-dipole attraction that takes place when hydrogen atom is bonded to other electronegative atom having a lone pair of electrons.

Step 2

Thus, hydrogen bond is found only in those molecules which have highly electronegative atom such as nitrogen, oxygen or fluorine bonded to hydrogen atom. Hydrogen bond is between the hydrogen atom and highly electronegative element like fluorine, oxygen and nitrogen which h...

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