Skip to main content
Chemistry LibreTexts

Hydrogen Bonding

  • Page ID
  • A hydrogen bond is a special type of dipole-dipole attraction which occurs when a hydrogen atom bonded to a strongly electronegative atom exists in the vicinity of another electronegative atom with a lone pair of electrons. These bonds are generally stronger than ordinary dipole-dipole and dispersion forces, but weaker than true covalent and ionic bonds.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Jose Pietri (UCD)
    • Was this article helpful?