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The Structure of Water

  • Water is composed of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms.
  • According to its Lewis structure, water has two lone pars of electrons on the oxygen.
  • According to valence-bond theory, each hydrogen is connected to the oxygen through a single sigma bond.
  • According to VSPER Theory, water has sp3 hybridization (or tetrahedralelectron domain geometry) with a bond angle of 104.5o and a bent or V-shape.
  • Water is a neutral molecule but the shared electrons are not shared equally. The oxygen atom has a partial negative charge associated with it and the hydrogen atoms have a partial positive charge associated with them.
  • The electrongativity difference between the oxygen atom and each hydrogen is quite large yielding polar bonds.
  • Water is a polar molecule and a large dipole moment.
  • The strongest intermolecular force between molecules of water is hydrogen-bonding.
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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM