Question #d336b

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Jul 7, 2017

polar covalent


The unequal sharing of electron density between the Hydrogen and Oxygen atoms in water # H_2O# create polar covalent bonds.

The unequal sharing that creates the polar covalent bonds also creates a partial positive charge on the Hydrogen and a partial negative charge on the Oxygen.

it is the attractions between the partial positive charges and the partial negative charges that cause the formation of Hydrogen bonds.