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What is the bond between hydrogen and oxygen in a water molecule classified as?

What is the bond between hydrogen and oxygen in a water molecule classified as?

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A. Polar covalent
B. Nonpolar covalent
C. Ionic
D. Metallic

This question is part of Regents Chemistry Practice Test
Asked by Mistersunwoo, Last updated: Mar 28, 2018

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C. Bernthal

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C. BernthalTeacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle
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Answered on Jan 17, 2019

The answer to this is A. A polar covalent bond is present in the water. This is a type of bond wherein the different electrons are closer to the oxygen nucleus as compared to the hydrogen nucleus. What is a polar covalent bond in the first place?

This is known to be an unstable type of bond as the electrons are shared between atoms in an unequal manner. A nonpolar covalent bond is composed of bonds that have the same number of electrons. Take note that this can occur in two similar atoms or two completely different atoms.

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J.Spencer

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J.SpencerKnowledge enthusiast, Tokyo
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Answered on May 11, 2018

The bond present in water is a Polar Covalent Bond. The Polarity exists because of a huge electronegativity difference between Oxygen and Hydrogen. Both Hydrogens tend to have a positive charge and the Oxygen has -2 charge on it.

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Jun 19, 2017

The electronegativity difference is 1.2, it should be non polar covalent
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Polar covalent
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