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They are partial charges, making the water molecule polar. This occurs because the oxygen atom is more electronegative than the hydrogen atoms, and therefore holds the electrons more tightly than the hydrogen atoms. This gives the oxygen atom a partial negative charge and the hydrogen atoms a partial positive charge.

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there has to be a negative charge in the molecule as there is a positive charge. there is a negative charge and when it and a positive charge gets together it forms something that makes the charge neutral


Usually neutral. However, also note that water has an electric dipole, i.e., the molecule has a positive and a negative side.


hydrogen has a positive charge and oxygen has a negative charge.


A water molecule has both negative and positive charges.


The water molecule has a partial negative and partial positive charge because it is a polar molecule. Electrostatic attraction between the partial negative and partial positive molecules gives the water molecule its partial charge.


The hydrogen atoms in a water molecule have a partial positive charge, while the oxygen atom has a partial negative charge.


The shape and charge distribution in a water molecule cause it to have a permanent dipole moment, which consist of a positive electric charge and a negative charge separated by a distance in space. Therefore, the part of a water molecule that corresponds to the negative charge of its dipole moment is attracted to positive ions, and the part of a water molecule that corresponds to the positive charge of its dipole moment is attracted to negative ions.


The oxygen end of a water molecule has a partial negative charge. The hydrogen atoms have a partial positive charge.


The oxygen in the water molecule has small negative charge.


Molecules are neutral, they do not have an overall charge, although in many cases there will parts of a molecule which have a negative charge and other parts that have a positive charge (for example, in a water molecule, the oxygen atom has a negative charge and the two hydrogen atoms have a positive charge).


The oxygen end of a water molecule has a partial negative charge, and the hydrogen atoms have a partial positive charge.


Yes, and the hydrogen has a partial positive charge.


The hydrogen atoms possess a partial positive charge, and the oxygen is the negative end.


Yes, a water molecule is polar with one pole positive (the hydrogens side) and negative on the oxygen side.


A partial negative charge forms at the oxygen end of the water molecule, and a partial positive charge forms at the hydrogen ends.


No, the hydrogen atoms in a water molecule carry a partial positive charge. The oxygen atom is partially negative.


Oxygen is more electronegative than hydrogen, meaning that in a water molecule the oxygen will carry a partial negative charge and the hydrogens will carry a partial positive charge. This allows the (partially negative) oxygen to bind to the (partially positive) hydrogen of another water molecule.


A water molecule is considered a polar molecule because of its shape. That is, its poles contain opposing charges, the positive and negative charge.


The Oxygen atom in water hogs electrons from the Hydrogen atoms, giving it a negative charge, and the hydrogens a positive charge. Because of this, water molecules have positive and negative ends. The positive Hydrogens in one molecule will attract the negative Oxygen in another.


For my ANSER IS: The unequal sharing of electrons gives the water molecule a slight negative charge near its oxygen atom and aslightpositive charge near its hydrogen atoms. When a neutralmolecule has a positive area at one end and a negative area at the other, it is a polar molecule.


hydrogen is partially positive and oxygen is partially negative so your answer is oxygen


Yes, and the hydrogen atoms carry a slight positive charge.


Water is a polar molecule, meaning that the hydrogen end has a negative charge, while the oxygen end has a positive charge. When other polar molecules are exposed to these charges they split apart. In salt the sodium has a positive charge that is attracted to the hydrogen's negative charge, and a the chloride has a negative charge that is attracted to oxygen's positive charge.


The water molecule does not have a negative charge. The oxygen end of the molecule has a partial negative charge and the hydrogen end has a partial positive charge. This is because the oxygen atom is more electronegative than the hydrogen atoms, and tends to hold the shared electrons more tightly than the hydrogen atoms.


No. Water is a molecular compound. It is a polar molecule, in which the oxygen end of the molecule has a partial negative charge and the hydrogen end of the molecule has a partial positive charge. Despite the partial charges, water is not an ion.



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