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    Hi can anyone help me understand the polarity of water?
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    (Original post by abdababdab)
    Hi can anyone help me understand the polarity of water?
    The oxygen atom in water is covalently bonded to two hydrogen atoms. However, the "shared" pair of electrons in each of the O-H bonds is shared unequally. Oxygen has 8 protons in its nucleus, compared to only one proton of the hydrogen nucleus. The attraction between the positive nucleus of oxygen and the electron pair pulls the electron density towards the oxygen atom. The shift of the electron density towards the oxygen atom makes it partially negative (as electrons are negatively charged), and conversely the hydrogen atoms are partially positive.

    This concept is known as electronegativity, which is "the power of an atom in a covalent bond to pull electrons towards itself".
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    This makes water more solvent?
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    (Original post by Ashnard)
    The oxygen atom in water is covalently bonded to two hydrogen atoms. However, the "shared" pair of electrons in each of the O-H bonds is shared unequally. Oxygen has 8 protons in its nucleus, compared to only one proton of the hydrogen nucleus. The attraction between the positive nucleus of oxygen and the electron pair pulls the electron density towards the oxygen atom. The shift of the electron density towards the oxygen atom makes it partially negative (as electrons are negatively charged), and conversely the hydrogen atoms are partially positive.

    This concept is known as electronegativity, which is "the power of an atom in a covalent bond to pull electrons towards itself".
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    (Original post by Mr Snips)
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    Thanks.
 
 
 
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