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Title: Why do some oxygen containing hydrocarbon form hydrogen bonds and others do not?
Post by: Jill on April 04, 2004, 08:21:02 PM
 ??? Why do some oxygen containing hydrocarbon form hydrogen bonds and others do not?



Edit: edited title for better indexing. Mitch
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Post by: Mitch on April 04, 2004, 11:00:04 PM
A hydrogen bond is a bond between a lone pair of electrons on oxgen and a hydrogen atom.
Title: Re:Need help
Post by: AWK on April 05, 2004, 04:21:38 AM
Hydrocarbons cannot contain oxygen.
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Post by: GCT on April 05, 2004, 04:43:22 PM
Are you asking both as a donor and acceptor?  

The differences may be due to the length of the nonpolar tail, or any other structural significance for that matter.