Covalent vs Hydrogen bond in H20

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Vanessa Reyes_1K
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Covalent vs Hydrogen bond in H20

Postby Vanessa Reyes_1K » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:44 pm

Are the bonds holding the hydrogen atoms to the oxygen atoms in a water molecule also hydrogen bonds, or covalent bonds?

daisyjimenezt
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Re: Covalent vs Hydrogen bond in H20

Postby daisyjimenezt » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:48 pm

The bonds are covalent but two h2o molecules are bonded through hydrogen bonds

Xiangkun Shi 3E
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Re: Covalent vs Hydrogen bond in H20

Postby Xiangkun Shi 3E » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:48 pm

That is just a covalent bond. The hydrogen bonding in water is intermolecular.

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Re: Covalent vs Hydrogen bond in H20

Postby nolansheow3G » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:45 am

Covalent bonds are intramolecular bonds, which would be the bonds between the oxygen and hydrogen in H2O. Due to the electronegativity difference between hydrogen and oxygen, the electron distribution becomes uneven which allows for intermolecular bonds known as hydrogen bonding.

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Re: Covalent vs Hydrogen bond in H20

Postby Adriana_4F » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:10 pm

Covalent bonds are for intramolecular bonds while hydrogen bonds are for intermolecular bonds. in simpler terms, a covalent bond is what actually glues the H2 and O atoms to make a molecule while the hydrogen bond glues the H2O molecule with other H2O molecules to make water.


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