Hydrogen bonding is the way in which two negatively charged masses can bond together. All that is required is that both negatively charged particles are in a solution containing hydrogen ions. These ions are positively charged, and thus the negatively charged particles are attracted to them, and the hydrogen ions act as a buffer between the two.
- ↑ George A. Jeffrey. An Introduction to Hydrogen Bonding (Topics in Physical Chemistry). Oxford University Press, USA (March 13, 1997).