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Water has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. The hydrogen atoms have partial positive charges and the oxygen atom has a partial negative charge.

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Water is a polar covalent molecule. The partial charges in the molecule attract other charges, ionic or more partial charges from other covalent molecules and dissolves them. Nonpolar bonded molecules have no partial charges and the water molecules will attract each other thus not attracting the nonpolar and does not dissolve them.


The H atoms with partial + charges attract O atoms with partial - charges on other water molecules.


A hydrogen bond can form among water molecules on opposite charges of polar molecules.


Yes, ions are charged molecules by definition. There are two types cations (with positive charges) and anions (with negative charges).


Water molecules stick together because of the electrical charges in the water create a bond.


The polarity or charges of compounds will determine if a compound would dissolve in water, where compounds with opposite charges within their molecules dissolve in water.


The attraction between water molecules and another substance is called adhesion. An example of this phenomenon is the absorption of water by a towel. Water molecules are also attracted to each other by cohesion. Adhesion and cohesion of water are both caused by the polarity of water molecules. Molecules are said to be polar if they have opposite electrical charges at different ends of the molecule. Nonpolar molecules have none or evenly distributed charges (oil is an example of a nonpolar substance). Since opposite charges attract, water is attracted to other polar (or ionic) substances.


Unlike charges attract. Unlike molecules do not, otherwise everything ever would be attracted to everything else ever.If two molecules are of different charges, then yes, they will attract.


The water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Due to the ability of the oxygen atom to pull the hydrogen electrons towards itself, it carries a negative charge. As a result, the hydrogen atoms carry a more positive charge. The charges of these two molecules allow them to make weak bonds with certain particles, like NaCl. NaCl dissociates into a Na+ which is attracted to the negative oxygen atoms of the water molecules and hangs out there, and the Cl- which is attracted to the positive hydrogen atoms in the water molecules and hangs out with them. Likewise, molecules which have lots of charges on them are termed hydrophillic, or "water loving." They interact well with the charges on water molecules. Unlike the water molecule, oil is made up of long chains of carbon atoms (usually 8 Carbon atoms) which do not carry an electric charge. These long chains without a charge are called hydrophobic - or "afraid of water." Because they do not have a charge, there is no attraction between the charges on the water molecule and the long carbon chains and can't hang out with the water molecules. That is why oil does not mix with water.


because of their partial positive and negative charges, polar molecules such as water can attract each other


Like all molecules, a water molecule (H2O) is neutral. The positive charges on its 10 protons balance out the negative charges on its 10 electrons.


No; water is made up of water molecules. Water molecules contain two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule.


normally the seen one is not steam . it is actually the water molecules ... the reason being ... when we shower the water is running freely and collides on the body .. our body is charged and due this charges and collision the water molecules becomes free runners and.. the mirror is normally has some attraction and negatively charges which will attract the water molecules and will stick like a steam ...


The higher electronegativity of oxygen allows water to carry partial charges (negative on oxygen, positive on hydrogen). These partial charges allow water to bind strongly with itself, and allows it to interact with polar molecules. The partial charge allows polar molecules to dissolve in water.


No. Polar molecules such as water have both negative and positive poles. Different parts of the molecule have slightly different charges.


From http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem99/chem99106.htm Water is a polar molecule -- that is, electronic charges are localized on specific atoms. Oil is a non-polar molecule -- electronic charges are de-localized over all atoms. Water dissolves other polar molecules and oil dissolves other non-polar molecules but water does not dissolve oil (and vice-versa). Soap molecules are large. At one end they behave like polar molecules (electronic charges are isolated) and at the other end they behave like non-polar molecules (electronic charges are de-localized).


no. it forms between molecules that have opposite charges.



2H2O is two molecules of H2O. H2O is water -> 2 molecules of water.


The molecules in ice are the same as the molecules in water, because ice is water. They are H2O molecules, which have two hydrogen and one oxygen. Water molecules are non-polar.


A polar molecule...such as water. The oxygen molecules pulls the electrons closer, causing the oxygen to have a more negative charge and the two hydrogen atoms to have more positive charges. this is very important in the bonding of water molecules to other water molecules.


Polar molecules have an even distribution of electrical charges. Water is made up of oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen (H) is made up of positive charges and Oxygen (O) is made up of one negative charge.


false. a water molecule has one positive charge and two negative charges. but if you are referring to the pH scale, then yes, pure water is a neutral 7 on the pH scale.


well ,molecules that have slightly charged ends are said to be polar.There like magnets the ends of a polar molecule attract opposite charges and repel charges that are the same


A molecule with opposite charges at opposite ends is said to be a polar molecule. All such molecules are water soluble.



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