5. The Hydrogen Bond

  1. Valerio Magnasco

Published Online: 21 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119971986.ch5

Models for Bonding in Chemistry

Models for Bonding in Chemistry

How to Cite

Magnasco, V. (2010) The Hydrogen Bond, in Models for Bonding in Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119971986.ch5

Author Information

  1. University of Genoa, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470667026

Online ISBN: 9781119971986



  • hydrogen bond, nature - and structure of H-bonded dimers;
  • qualitative MO model - and H-bonding;
  • molecular orbital model of hydrogen bond;
  • electron transfer, donor to acceptor molecule - schematic homo- and heterodimers;
  • possible HOMO-LUMO electron donation - for H-bonded dimers;
  • electrostatic interactions, and hydrogen bond–and Rayleigh–Schrödinger perturbation theory;
  • electrostatic model of hydrogen bond;
  • first two permanent electric moments - of noncentrosymmetric molecules;
  • Rg–HF heterodimers, role of induction interaction - higher multipole moments of HF and induced dipoles


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Molecular Orbital Model of the Hydrogen Bond

  • Electrostatic Interactions and the Hydrogen Bond

  • The Electrostatic Model of the Hydrogen Bond

  • The Rg–HF Heterodimers