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Fri July 20, 2012 By:
 

u have explained that when one o-h bond breaks in water second gets weaker. then why is at so that second bond requires more energy than first to break

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Tue July 24, 2012
Oxygen is very electronegative, if you take away one hydrogen bond ...the electron density on it greatly increases..

Hence the other hydrogen-oxygen bond which was already very strong becomes even more stronger.  
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