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The oxygen side of a water molecule is _____. neutral slightly negative slightly positive

Theresa Perry

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Kaitlin Dean on July 28, 2018

The answer is "slightly negative." Explanation In the water molecule there are 3 atoms that belonged to 2 elements. Are 2 H atoms and 1 atom of O. the oxygen Atom is more electronegative that the atom of H. therefore, Oxygen atom in the water molecule, it gets a little negative charge in him.What is the electronegativity? Electronegativity is a value that tells us how an atom to attract electrons towards itself. This helps us to know the nature of the molecule (such as polar or non-polar) and the the nature of the bond between the atoms (such as ionic or covalent bonds). If the electronegativity is high, then the attraction of the electrons is high unless the attraction of the electrons is low. If the attraction towards the electrons is high, then the atom gains a negative lien on the same.

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