Tables for
Volume F
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Edited by M. G. Rossmann and E. Arnold

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. F. ch. 24.3, p. 667


F. H. Allena* and V. J. Hoya

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A Vista scatterplot of the hydrogen-bond length (DOH) versus the O—H···O angle (AH). The plot shows a major clustering of observations having short DOH values and hydrogen-bond linearity (AH = 180°): stronger hydrogen bonds prefer to be linear.