# 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

$\text{If water were a non-polar molecule..........?}$

#### 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. ${X}_{2}$, ${H}_{2} S$, $C {H}_{4}$, $N {H}_{3}$, ${C}_{2} {H}_{6}$, 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.