An uneven distribution of electron density makes water molecules polar. Within each molecule, there is a partial negative charge near the oxygen atom because of an unshared pair el...
edit]. The water molecule is made up of oxygen and hydrogen, with respective
electronegativities of 3.44 and 2.20. The dipoles ...
Jan 28, 2003 ... Water is a "polar" molecule, meaning that there is an uneven distribution of
electron density. Water has a partial negative charge ( Delta- ) ...
One of water's important properties is that it is composed of polar molecules. The
two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom within water molecules (H 2O) form ...
Here is the explanation for why water
is a polar molecule
and why water
is a polar
The highly electronegative oxygen atom attracts electrons or negative charge to it, making the region around the oxygen more negative than the areas around the two hydrogen atom... More »
Students will be introduced to the idea that water has a slight positive charge at
one end of the molecule and a slight negative charge at the other (a polar ...
Because water is a bent, partially polar molecule, it possesses the following
biologically important characteristics of what is formed by the joining of many
A water molecule, because of its shape, is a polar molecule. That is, it has one
side that is positively charged and one side that is negatively charged.
This molecular structure gives the water molecule polarity, or a lopsided electrical
charge that attracts other atoms. The end of the molecule with the two ...
In this video Paul Andersen explains how the polarity of water makes life on the
planet possible. Oxygen is highly electronegative and pulls the electrons closely