If water were a non-polar molecule, what would be its likely state at #1*atm# and #"room temperature"#?

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May 6, 2017

Answer:

#"If water were a non-polar molecule..........?"#

Explanation:

Then water would probably be a room temperature gas, just as so many molecules, with comparable or GREATER molecular mass than water, i.e. #X_2#, #H_2S#, #CH_4#, #NH_3#, #C_2H_6#, are room temperature gases.

Water is an extraordinary molecule, and we can explain many of its properties using simple notions of electronegativity and polarity.

The polarity of the #stackrel(""^(+)delta)H-stackrel(delta^-)O-stackrel(delta^+)H# molecules allows hydrogen bonding between water molecules, and this functions as A POTENT intermolecular force.