What are the chemical properties of water?

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October 04, 2016 10:22AM

Water is a very abundant natural resource that is vital to and necessary for much of the life on Earth. The chemical properties of water include an oxygen atom that has a positive charge bonded to two hydrogen atoms with negative charges. The hydrogen atoms are "attached" to one side of the oxygen atom, resulting in a water molecule having a positive charge on the side where the hydrogen atoms are and a negative charge on the other side, where the oxygen atom is. Since opposite electrical charges attract, water molecules tend to attract each other, making water kind of "sticky."