Are you sure you understand hydrogen bonds? I thought I did, but I was wrong! Taught as a classic example of intermolecular forces in introductory chemistry classes. the hydrogen bond seems very straight forward. But when I started digging deeper into the current understanding of this non-covalent interaction, I found out how oversimplified the classroom definition really is! Come and take a look!

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0:00 Introduction
0:51 Classic Definition
3:07 Not Just Intermolecular Forces
3:51 Lots More Choices Than N, O, F
4:36 About That H-Bond Acceptor
5:04 Can Be Weaker Than Expected
5:29 Can Be Stronger Than Expected
6:38 Do We Even Need Hydrogen?
7:13 Dr. Scheiner Interview

Please check out my video interview with one of the scientists involved with the IUPAC paper redefining the hydrogen bond here!

Here is a link to that IUPAC paper redefining the hydrogen bond:×1619.pdf

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Credit: Jodi So / Source: CK-12 Foundation / License: CC BY-NC 3.0
Credit: “Structural Levels of Protein’ from “Defining Protein’, Section 6.1 / An Introduction to Nutrition (v.1.0) . License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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