Wouldn't the distance be irrelevant as after they are attracted they will just close the gap? E.g. once 2 magnets are close enough to be attracted, isn't the distance irrelevant to the strength of the bond between the magnets as they will just become flush against each other, making the distance between any 2 magnets that are attracted to each other equal.
Or is it perhaps talking about the other groups stopping the hydrogen and other atom becoming close?
Of the following, the factor that has the least effect on the strenght of a hydrogen bond in a molecule is the
- type of atom to which the hydrogen atom is covalently bonded.
- distance that the hydrogen atom is from the atom on the other part of the molecule
- number of other hydrogen atoms atttracted to the atom on the other part of the molecule
- type of atom in the other part of the molecule to which the hydrogen atom is attracted
(answer is 3, hence 2 must have some effect).