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Definition of the Hydrogen Bond
This recommendation provides a short definition for the hydrogen bond, followed by a list of experimental and/or theoretical criteria, which can be used as evidence for the presence of the hydrogen bond. Finally, some characteristics that are typical of hydrogen bonded systems are given. A brief explanation of the terms used is provided after the definition. The task group has also produced a comprehensive technical report, which provides a summary of the past work on hydrogen bonding and also the rationale for the proposed definition.
Comments by 31 March 2011
Professor E. Arunan
Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India
last modified 14 March 2011.
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