Wed January 16, 2013 By:

What is maximum no. of hydrogen bond in a water molecule?

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Thu January 17, 2013
Each water molecule can form a maximum of four hydrogen bonds with neighboring water molecules. The two hydrogens of the water molecule can form hydrogen bonds with other oxygens in ice, and the two lone pair of electrons on oxygen of the water molecule can attract other hydrogens in ice. Hence, 4 possible hydrogen bonds.
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