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The molecules of water are held together by hydrogen bonding between molecules.

These are electrostatic bonds (attraction forces between opposite charges) that hydrogen makes with the oxygen of neighbouring molecules. Hydrogen, when bonded to oxygen to form water molecules, is slightly positive and the oxygen in the water molecule is slightly negative. Hydrogen gets attracted to the neighbouring slightly negative oxygen atoms.

This is great for life on Earth because small molecules the size of water tend to be gases but water is a liquid. It is a liquid due to the hydrogen bonding between molecules.

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