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CBSE - X - Chemistry - Carbon and Its Compounds

if water is made up of covalent bonds then why does it ionise into h+ and o- when electricity is passed through it

Asked by pr_prashant 22nd January 2011, 9:23 PM
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Dear Student
This is because water is a polar covalent compound. This molecule slightly dissociates disproportionately into the hydronium ion (H3O+(aq)) and an associated hydroxide ion (OH(aq)).
We hope that clarifies your query.
Answered by Expert 23rd January 2011, 11:41 AM

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