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Which of the following are characteristics of a water molecule?

Which of the following are characteristics of a water molecule?

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A. The two H atoms are on diametrically opposite ends of the molecule
B. It has a positive and a negative side
C. It is held in soils by adhesion but not adsorption
D. It is attracted to surfaces with negative but not positive charges
E. The H to O to H angle is approximately 90 degrees.

This question is part of Soil Science 2
Asked by Kmfunder, Last updated: Mar 27, 2020

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e.Ronald

E.Ronald

Answered Jan 03, 2018

Water is a molecule that is found abundantly on Earth. It consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Due to what water is made of, it can bond to other substances including acids. It can also separate other things due to its nature and consistency. The oxygen atom is interesting including that it is electronegative.

This means that it attracts certain electrons. In order for the charges to attract, they must be opposite charges. Therefore, the water molecule has a positive and negative ends. Water is a liquid at room temperature and it freezes when it reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius. Water boils at one hundred degrees Celsius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit. This is for fresh water.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 16, 2017

It has a positive and a negative side
 

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