Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hydrogen Bonds As Never Seen Before

In recent news, China's  National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology has adjusted AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) performed by chemists at UC Berkeley trying to see covalent bonds in order to see Hydrogen Bonds.  This kind of technology advancement will help scientists/chemists to better understand the nature of the Hydrogen Bond.  It is still a debate among scientists if Hydrogen Bonds actually 'bond' or if they have an electrostatic relationship, but perhaps with more time scientists will be better able to answer the relationship of Hydrogen Bonds.


Rathi, Akshat. "First pictures of hydrogen bonds unveiled" RSC, 26 September, 2013. Web. 29 September, 2013.


  1. That is a very interesting piece of news. Hydrogen bonds are so important in everything since they are so prevalent in water so it will be really cool if scientists can get a definite answer on whether they are actually bonding with each other or are just highly attracted. Thanks for posting!

  2. I also find this really interesting. Because it is taught as such an important concept of intramolecular forces, and even in introductory biology classes, I just assumed it was well understood and well documented, but this shows how new concepts and technology are always changing and increasing scientific knowledge.