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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Mar '15 13:37
    http://phys.org/news/2015-03-hydrogen-bond.html#ajTabs
  2. 17 Mar '15 08:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2015-03-hydrogen-bond.html#ajTabs
    Okay, I understand that they have discovered a new bond, that's clear.
    But do they know why this bond exists? And how it works?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Mar '15 10:25
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Okay, I understand that they have discovered a new bond, that's clear.
    But do they know why this bond exists? And how it works?
    I think it's a bit early for that kind of analysis. A lot of chemical bonds are not understood fully but they can still use them in medical and industrial applications.
  4. 17 Mar '15 10:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I think it's a bit early for that kind of analysis. A lot of chemical bonds are not understood fully but they can still use them in medical and industrial applications.
    So they just discovered a new kind of bond. But they don't understand it.
    Ok, got it.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Mar '15 10:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    So they just discovered a new kind of bond. But they don't understand it.
    Ok, got it.
    I think that is the case for now. It is a very new discovery and I'm sure a number of papers will be written about it in short order, news at 11

    If you think about it, you can see if a positive tries to get close to another positive, they repel. So there must be a mitigating factor, say a difference in the size of the two charges where there is a plus-plus but one plus is slightly less positive effectively than the other. I am just throwing out my thoughts on the subject, I could be totally wrong.