How do you know if it's not a Water Molecule?

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Sep 14, 2017

Answer:

Because water is SPECIFIED to be #H_2O#, i.e. oxygen in the #O(-II)# state......

Explanation:

And clearly this atomic composition can be verified experimentally.

If you have #H-O-O-H#, we gots oxygen in the #stackrel(-I)O# state....the #O-O# bond is relatively weak, and its length is #1.474xx10^-10*m#.