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Does acidity and hydrogen bond strength go hand in hand?

  1. Nov 26, 2014 #1
    More acidity means more electronegativity, and more electronegativity means more dipole moments. I observed that liquids with low dipole moments (bases) often have lower density and surface tension, but not necessarily hydrogen bonds. To contradict it, acetic acid have a low surface tension but it's an acid. Does acidity means a stronger hydrogen bond?
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  3. Nov 26, 2014 #2
    What dipoles moments are you thinking of?
    Hydrochloric acid (for example) is a strong acid but are there any hydrogen bonds in it? I don't think so.
    You mean the H3O+?
  4. Nov 26, 2014 #3
    Sorry for my mistake, I was actually trying to find if an acidic solution when mixed with water would strengthen its hydrogen bonds.
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