International audienceIn order to probe electron wave functions involved in the bonding of NH4F, we have performed Compton scattering experiments in an oriented single crystal and in a powder. Ab initio calculations of the Compton profiles for NH4F and NH4Cl are used to enlighten the nature of the bonds in the NH4F crystal. As a consequence, we are able to show significant charge transfer in the ammonium ion which is not observable using other methods. Our study provides a compelling proof for hydrogen bond formation in NH4F
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