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Mary K. Campbell + 2 others
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Mary K. Campbell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305961135
Textbook Problem

RECALL A hydrogen bond is a special case of what type of intermolecular force?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The type of intermolecular forces a hydrogen bond is needed to be explained.

Concept introduction:

Noncovalent interactions do not involve the sharing of electrons, rather they involve interactions within the molecules or between the molecules. Mainly, the noncovalent interactions are of four types, namely, hydrophobic bonds, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, and van der Waals interactions.

Explanation

The origin of hydrogen bonding is electrostatic. It can be considered a special case of dipole–dipole interaction. When a hydrogen atom is bound to an electronegative atom, it slightly develops a positive charge because of the polar bond...

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