Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A weak bond between two molecules resulting from an electrostatic attraction between a proton in one molecule and an electronegative atom in the other.
- ‘Each hydrogen bond between molecules is much weaker than the covalent bonds holding the atoms together within the molecule.’
- ‘The two electronegative atoms involved in a hydrogen bond are not bonded covalently; they are non-covalent, electrostatic partners.’
- ‘Compared to say, a covalent bond, a hydrogen bond is approximately one tenth of that strength.’
- ‘This is consistent with a structure that has lost the intramolecular hydrogen bond.’
- ‘Breaking a single hydrogen bond may impair the stability of a protein.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.