hydrogen bond

noun
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

Definition of hydrogen bond

: 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

hydrogen bonding

noun

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First Known Use of hydrogen bond

1923


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hydrogen bond

noun

medical Definition of hydrogen bond

: 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

hydrogen bonding

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