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How does hydrogen bonding help in forming water?

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Feb 18, 2021

For water, the different hydrogen bonds will form between the different hydrogen and oxygen atoms of the other available water molecules. This type of attraction between the different molecules is called a hydrogen bond. Hydrogen bonds will make sure that water will become “stickier” which means that they will also be more adhesive.

These small changes that happen in water whenever they flow or when they transfer from one container to another allows them to have some sort of coverage on top whenever they are placed in a container. For example, it is possible for very light objects to float on water because of hydrogen bonds that cannot be broken down easily.

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Chris Kenway

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Answered Feb 16, 2021

Hydrogen bonding is a process that occurs that results in water having tension. It also results in water having thermal properties. A hydrogen bond allows molecules in substances like water to have a bond that is strong and good. When it comes to those type of bonds, it is very hard to break those bonds.

An example of this is with a pot of water. This pot of water would have many hydrogen bonds, which is why it takes time for water to boil. However, if we have hot water coming out of our sink, this means the hydrogen bonds are broken before the water reaches the water heater.

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S. Hughes

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

Hydrogen bonds are forces of attraction that form between hydrogen atoms and a highly electronegative atom such as fluorine, oxygen, and nitrogen. In the case of water, the hydrogen bond forms an attractive force between a hydrogen atom and the lone pair of electrons of other oxygen atoms in the water molecule.

What happens is that a partially positive atom like hydrogen in one molecule is attracted to the partially negative atom of another molecule, causing a hydrogen bond to be formed. The hydrogen bond in water molecules is responsible for the many unusual properties of water. For instance, there are so many molecules that are similar to water in terms of mass, but they are gases at room temperature.

Water molecules are able to maintain their liquid state because of the attractive force of hydrogen bonds that exists between them. It is important to note that hydrogen bonds are also stronger forces compared to other forces of attraction, like the ordinary dipole-dipole force.

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Markda John

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Answered Mar 19, 2018

Hydrogen bonding will result in the water tension of water, and the thermal properties of water. A hydrogen bond, for those who don’t know, is able to allow the molecules in something - such as water - to have a good, strong bond. It’s hard to break these kinds of bonds. So, upon realizing how many times a molecule can form a bond, it should be noted that there are many, many, many hydrogen bonds within a pot of water. Hence, why boiling water can be a difficult task for those without a lot of patience.

Otherwise, water would be easier to boil, and would probably boil at the hot setting on all our faucets if enough of the hydrogen bonds were broken before the water got to the water heater.

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Wyatt Williams

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Answered Sep 17, 2017

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