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The centenary (maybe) of the hydrogen bond

Despite the romantic mythology that often accompanies stories of scientific discovery, pinpointing the exact moment in history when a new concept emerged is often a matter of debate — and the hydrogen bond is no exception explains Bruce C. Gibb.

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Fig. 1: Reproductions of Langmuir’s diagram of a water molecule and ozone.
Fig. 2: Reproductions of hydrogen-bonded structures from the early literature.


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Gibb, B.C. The centenary (maybe) of the hydrogen bond. Nat. Chem. 12, 665–667 (2020).

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