In the hydrogen bond between H2O and CH3OH, which hydrogen atom will be bonded to O in H2O? Is it the one at CH3 or OH?

Asked by Shouharda Ghosh | 5th Oct, 2014, 12:46: PM

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The hydrogen atom of hydroxyl molecule (OH) is bonded to oxygen in water. This is because a hydrogen bond is the electrostatic attraction between polar molecules that occurs when a hydrogen (H) atom bound to a highly electronegative atom such as nitrogen (N), oxygen (O) or fluorine (F) experiences attraction to some other nearby highly electronegative atom.

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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 6th Oct, 2014, 09:29: AM

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