Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - Standardized Test Prep: 10

Answer

Hydrogen bonding.

Work Step by Step

Recall that water is a highly polar molecule, in which the oxygen pulls the shared electrons more strongly, so it is slightly negative. This leaves the hydrogen atoms to be slightly positive. The attraction between the slightly negative oxygen atoms and the slightly positive hydrogen atoms is known as hydrogen bonding.
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