# Question 9c326

Oct 5, 2015

It is unlikely because the two hydrogen atoms repel each other.

#### Explanation:

In a water molecule, the electrons in the $\text{O-H}$ bonds are not equally shared. They spend more of their time nearer to the $\text{O}$ atom than to the $\text{H}$ atom.

Since the $\text{H}$ atom loses some electron density, it acquires a partial positive (δ^+) charge, add the $\text{O}$ atom acquires a partial negative (δ^-#) charge..

Opposite charges attract, and unlike charges repel.

So the H atom in one water molecule will be attracted to the $\text{O}$ atom in another water molecule.

The $\text{H}$ atoms will repel each other, so you will not see two water molecules arranged like $\text{H···H}$.