hydrogen bonding
noun see hydrogen bond

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hydrogen bonding — Interaction involving a hydrogen atom located between a pair of other atoms having a high affinity for electrons; such a bond is weaker than an ionic bond or covalent bond but stronger than van der Waals forces. Hydrogen bonds can exist between… …   Universalium

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  • Hydrogen halide — Hydrogen halides (or hydrohalic acids) are acids resulting from the chemical reaction of hydrogen with one of the halogen elements (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine), which are found in Group 7 of the periodic table. Astatine is not included… …   Wikipedia

  • hydrogen bond — n an electrostatic attraction between a hydrogen atom in one polar molecule (as of water) and a small electronegative atom (as of oxygen, nitrogen, or fluorine) in usu. another molecule of the same or a different polar substance hydrogen bonding… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hydrogen bond — A hydrogen bond results from a dipole dipole force between an electronegative atom and a hydrogen atom bonded to nitrogen, oxygen or fluorine (thus the name hydrogen bond , which must not be confused with a covalent bond to hydrogen). The energy… …   Wikipedia

  • Hydrogen — This article is about the chemistry of hydrogen. For the physics of atomic hydrogen, see Hydrogen atom. For other meanings, see Hydrogen (disambiguation). ← hydrogen → helium …   Wikipedia

  • hydrogen — /huy dreuh jeuhn/, n. a colorless, odorless, flammable gas that combines chemically with oxygen to form water: the lightest of the known elements. Symbol: H; at. wt.: 1.00797; at. no.: 1; density: 0.0899 g/l at 0°C and 760 mm pressure. [1785 95;… …   Universalium

  • bonding — /bon ding/, n. 1. Psychol., Animal Behav. a. a relationship that usually begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment. b. the establishment of a pair bond. 2. a close… …   Universalium

  • hydrogen bond — noun Date: 1923 an electrostatic attraction between a hydrogen atom in one polar molecule (as of water) and a small electronegative atom (as of oxygen, nitrogen, or fluorine) in usually another molecule of the same or a different polar substance… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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