Does the number of lone pairs in a molecule affect the magnitude of hydrogen bonding...? Discuss in relation to #H_2S#, and #PH_3#?

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Dec 28, 2016

Answer:

Probably not..........?

Explanation:

#H_2S#, and #PH_3# are real molecules, and for the phosphine, hydrogen-bonding DOES not occur. And for the sulfide, hydrogen-bonding is only marginal. Phosphine is a room temperature gas, and hydrogen sulfide is a little more involatile.