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Answered 2010-04-25 12:24:29

When water molecules are attracted to other water molecules, this is called COHESION. This is because the oxygen end of water has a negative charge and the hydrogen end has a positive charge. The hydrogens of one water molecule are attracted to the oxygen from the other water molecules. This is what causes Cohesion. :)

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