why water is called polar molecule?And what is partial positive and partial negative charge?
Asked by vindhyaarora | 16th Sep, 2010, 06:14: PM
Water is called a polar molecule because hydrogen is less electro negative than oxygen so oxygen attracts the electron pair towards it ( electrons are contributed by both hydrogen and oxygen) to completes its octet. Thus a partial positive charge is acquired by hydrogen and partial negative charge by oxygen.
Answered by | 16th Sep, 2010, 07:34: PM
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