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Why Is Water A Polar Molecule? Does It Have Something To Do With The Dipoles Not Cancelling Each Other Out?

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A water molecule is polar because its O-H bonds are significantly polar, and its bent geometry makes the distribution of those polar bonds asymmetrical. The side of the water molecule containing the more electronegative oxygen atom is partially negative, and the side of the molecule containing the less electronegative hydrogen atoms is partially positive.
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Because water is a polar compound, it is a good solvent.
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Due to its shape, water is a polar molecule. It's one side is positively charged while other side is negatively charged.
The molecule is made up of hydrogen and oxygen.
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The 2 lone pair of electrons on the oxygen also contribute to the molecule overall being polar > the electrons make the oxygen more negative
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Abby Wang answered
Oxyen is more electronegative than hydrogen. The electrons of the polar bonds spend more time closer to the oxygen atom so...the side closest to the oxygen is negatively charged while the side closest to the hydrogen is positively charged.
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Due to difference in electronegativity of hydrogen and oxygen atoms.electronagtivity means ability to attract electrons.electronegativity of oxygen is higher than hydrogen.if atoms of a molecule have same electronegativity than it will be non polar for example nitogren.lol
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A water molecule is polar because its O-H bonds are significantly polar, and its bent geometry makes the distribution of those polar bonds asymmetrical. The side of the water molecule containing the more electronegative oxygen atom is partially negative, and the side of the molecule containing the less electronegative hydrogen atoms is partially positive.
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The shared electrons "spend more time" near the oxygen atom, therefore the oxygen has a partial negative charge and the hydrogens a partial positive charge

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