Are hydrogen bonds the bonds between adjacent water molecules?

1 Answer
Sep 4, 2017

Yes, hydrogen bonding is the primary intermolecular force present between molecules of water.

In more detail, it's a special case of dipole-dipole forces that involve hydrogen and either a nitrogen, oxygen, or fluorine atoms. Furthermore, water actually exhibits dispersion and dipole-dipole forces in addition to the hydrogen bonding it primarily exhibits.