What happens since there is an uneven distribution or sharing of electrons in a water molecule?

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Jul 14, 2017

Answer:

The hydroxyl bond becomes polarized.........

Explanation:

The hydroxyl bond becomes polarized.........there is unequal sharing of electron density, and we could represent the #H-O# bond as....

.......#stackrel(delta^+)H-stackrel(delta^-)O-stackrel(delta^+)H#

And in the representation, the oxygen atom has acquired a partial negative charge, and the hydrogen atoms have acquired partial positive charges.....Water is a very effective dipole, and this charge separation makes it an excellent solvent, capable of solvating ionic as well as covalent solutes.........