Discuss the structure of water.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 17th Sep, 2014, 01:36: PM

Expert Answer:

In the gas phase water is a bent molecule with a bond angle of 104.5o, and O-H bond length of 95.7pm.

It is a highly polar molecule. In the liquid phase water molecules are associated together by hydrogen bonds.

The crystalline form of water is ice. At atmospheric pressure ice crystallizes in the hexagonal form, but at low temperature it condenses to cubic form.

 

                                 

Answered by  | 17th Sep, 2014, 03:36: PM