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Which property of the water molecule causes two water molecules to be attracted to each other? polar bonds between H and O atoms ionic bonding between water molecules hydrogen bonds between H atoms ionic bonding between O atoms

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  1. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1438983518275:dw| the first thing you must understand is that water is a polar molecule, and it's bent in its structure.

  2. Photon336
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    water is polar because the oxygen is more electronegative than hydrogen. now the property is called hydrogen bonding which has two characteristics: 1. a hydrogen must be covalently bonded to either an Oxygen, a Nitrogen, of Fluorine to act as a hydrogen bond donor. 2. the molecule must have a lone pair of electrons that can act as an hydrogen bond acceptor.

  3. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    Now let's draw this out |dw:1438983720786:dw|

  4. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    In the figure above you can see that there are two water molecules. YOU can see two bonds; two between the lone pair of electrons on the oxygen and the hydrogen on the adjacent molecule.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So would it be C?

  6. Photon336
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    so, the bonds in water are covalent not IONIC so the answer choices that say ionic bonds are WRONG. ionic bond = electrostatic attraction, where electrons are transferred from a metal to a non metal.

  7. Photon336
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    In the last figure I drew. can you tell me what's going on?

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I can't really tell and I suck at this stuff. C doesn't have anything to do with ionic. C is the hydrogen bonds between the H atoms.

  9. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    let me show you

  10. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1438984071231:dw| if the bonds were between hydrogen atoms water molecules would look like this. above. the bond has to be between the oxygen and the hydrogen,

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okayy so then A?

  12. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    to me that seems like the answer that makes the most sense

  13. anonymous
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    Okay thank you so muchh

  14. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    Polar means that one atom is more electronegative than the other.

  15. Photon336
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    and you can see that water has a high boiling point because all the energy is put in to break those bonds between water molecules.

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