There are quite a few things wrong with this picture:
The H-bond (dashed) should be twice as long as the O-H bond.
The H-bond acceptor water should be oriented such that one O-lone pair is directed toward the H-bond
The H-atoms of the H-bond acceptor should be staggered with the OH bond of the H-bond donor which is not
involved in the H-bond.
March 17, 2004
Week 10: Spring Break 2004
"Obviously safer than kerosene"