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Different elements have different electro-negativities. Electro-negativity is the ability of an atom to withdraw 'electron density' towards itself, i.e. it makes electrons come closer to it.
Fluorine is the most electronegative of the elements.

Oxygen is more electronegative than hydrogen and so in water (H2O) the oxygen 'pulls' the electrons closer to itself and become slightly negative, and the hydrogen's slightly positive, this is called a permanent dipole.


Due to this effect water has many properties that make it unusual and important to living things.
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Why are water molecules polar?

A water molecule is polar because there is an uneven distribution of electrons between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms    A water molecule is polar because there is an unev

Why is the structure of a water molecule polar?

A water molecule is polar because there is an uneven distribution of electrons between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms.

Why is water a polar molecule?

The water is a polar molecule because it is not equally charged. Its half side has a positive charge and the other half has a negative charge. because the electrons spend more

Why polar molecules dissolve in water?

polar molecules dissolve in water because it has abunequal electrical charge

Why is water a molecule polar?

Water is a polar dipole because it is composed of chemical elements which form a differential electrical charge across the molecule due to unequal sharing of its electrons.

What causes polarity in a water molecule?

The oxygen atom is much more electronegative than the hydrogen  atoms, meaning that it draws the electrons toward it more than the  hydrogen atoms do. this causes a dipole m

Water is a polar molecule because?

Oxygen is more electronegative than hydrogen and creates a dipole moment.

Are water molecules non polar?

water is polar. That's why there's surface tension, because the positive side of one molecule is attracted to the negative side of another, so the molecules tend to stick toge

What does it meant when water is called a polar molecule?

"A type of covalent bond between two atoms in which electrons are shared unequally" In water you have dissociation into H+ and OH-. However in terms of polar and non polar,