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Which statement correctly explains the polarity of the water molecule? A. The hydrogen end of the molecule has a partial negative charge and the oxygen end has a partial positive charge. B. The oxygen end of the molecule has a partial negative charge and the hydrogen end has a partial positive charge. C. Both ends of the molecule have a partial negative charge, which attracts the other water molecule towards itself.

Ashley Howard

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Ashley Howard on February 7, 2019

"The oxygen of the end of the the molecule has a negative charge partial and the hydrogen end has a partial the positive charge" correctly explains the polarity of the water molecule. The water is a "polar" molecule, meaning that there is an unequal distribution of the density of electrons. The water has a partial negative charge ( ) near the oxygen atom due the unshared pairs of electrons, and partial positive charges ( ) near the hydrogen atoms. The correct answer among all the options listed is the second option, or the letter B. I hope that this the answer has satisfied your query and will be able to help you in your effort, and if you like, feel free to ask another question.


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