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The electronegativity of nitrogen and chlorine is almost the same, yet chlorine does not form hydrogen bond whereas nitrogen does. Explain.

The electronegativity of nitrogen and chlorine is almost the same, yet chlorine does not form hydrogen bond whereas nitrogen does. Explain.

Grade:upto college level

2 Answers

rohit
21 Points
7 years ago
chlorine cant form hydrogen bonding bcz its size is large . size should be small and it should be more electronegative to form hydrogen bond . chlorine does not satisfy both conditions it satisfies only one
Mukesh Sharma
askIITians Faculty 43 Points
7 years ago
Iis due to the large size of chlorine as compared to nitrogen because of increased principle quantum number .There is no bond formation
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Mukesh Sharma
askIITians Faculty

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