« Last post by Orcio_Dojek on Today at 04:39:55 PM »
So can hydrogen bonding be considered a specific type of dipole-dipole interaction?"Dipole-dipole interaction" suggests interaction between permanent or induced dipole, while molecule (donor or acceptor) can be completely non-polar. It just need polarized -H bond for donor and lone pairs on O or N atom for acceptor.
"H is bonded to a small electronegative atoms like flourine, nitrogen or oxygen". Isn't that strange that it uses the word 'like'? Are there any other small electronegative elements that could be included in this definition?S, Cl and Br can also act as acceptors.
What's going on with SbH3, in that it has a higher boiling point than NH3?It's like give wings to an elephant - it is still too heavy.