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Explain why hydrogen bonding does not exist in H C l although C l is quite electronegative.

Explain why hydrogen bonding does not exist in HCl although Cl is quite electronegative.

Grade:12th pass

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Rituraj Tiwari
askIITians Faculty 1792 Points
8 months ago
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​Oshows hydrogen bonding.
Mayank Ranka
askIITians Faculty 214 Points
8 months ago
Dear student,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​Oshows hydrogen bonding.

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