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Steve Scheiner Detailed comparison of the pnicogen bond with chalcogen, halogen, and hydrogen bonds International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 113

Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/qua.24357

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Pnicogen bonds represent a very real type of noncovalent interaction, with parallels to chalcogen, halogen bonds, and H-bonds. All these noncovalent bonds are quite similar in strength and nature and owe their stability to a mixture in nearly equal parts of electrostatic attraction and charge transfer, along with a smaller dispersion component. Pnicogen bonds can be tuned, in the same way that hydrogen and halogen bonds are, for the rational design of large molecular systems.

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