Nature of Hydrogen Bond in Water


  • P.V. Makhlaichuk I.I. Mechnikov Odesa National University
  • M.P. Malomuzh I.I. Mechnikov Odesa National University
  • I.V. Zhyganiuk I.I. Mechnikov Odesa National University





The work is devoted to the investigation of the physical nature of H-bonds. The H-bond potential ΦH (r, Ω ) is studied as an irreducible part of the interaction energy of water molecules. It is defined as a difference between the generalized Stillinger–David potential and the sum of dispersive and multipole interaction
potentials. The relative contribution of ΦH (r, Ω ) to the intermolecular potential does not exceed (10–15)%.


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How to Cite

Makhlaichuk, P., Malomuzh, M., & Zhyganiuk, I. (2012). Nature of Hydrogen Bond in Water. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 57(2), 113.



Atoms and molecules