Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 3 - 3.1 - Concept Check - Page 45: 2


Water molecules have polar covalent bonds that create opposing (polar) positively and negatively charged ends.

Work Step by Step

Near the hydrogens there is a partial positive charge due to their single electrons being pulled more towards the oxygen, and near the oxygen there is a partial negative charge for the same reason. Electron density tends towards the oxygen.
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