Answer to Question #198888 in General Chemistry for ali

Question #198888

can hydrogen bonds form among hydrogen chloride moleciules,HCL? justify your answer



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2021-05-27T07:34:55-0400

No, hydrogen bonds cannot form among hydrogen chloride molecules. Despite its electronegativity, size of a chlorine atom is larger and hence, the electron density is low. So, HCl does not have hydrogen bonding but, HF, NH3​, H2​O shows hydrogen bonding.

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