Struct. Chem. 9, 243-247 (1998)



Bond lenght-bond order relationship from Covalent bond to van der Waals interactions

It is possible to treat bond distances of covalent C-H bonds and C⋯H hydrogen bonds simultaneously assuming a logarithmic relationship with the electron density at the bond critical point. Similar relationships have been found for other X-H/X⋯H bonds. The data used for obtaining these equations have been determined theoretically. All the systems have been fully optimized and their electron densities calculated at the B3LYP/6-311 + + G(d,p) level.