Noncovalent Bonds with ?-Hole: Halogen, Chalcogen and Pnictogen Bonds

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P. Hobza

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

Keywords: halogen, chalcogen, pnictogen bond, sigma hole


Nature, characteristics, strength and applications of various ?-hole bonds (halogen, chalcogen and pnictogen) are discussed. It is shown that ?-hole is due to unequal occupation of valence orbitals.


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