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Postby Ashvi_Luthra_4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:32 pm

When discussing coordinate compounds and their charge, why do we say that H20, amongst other molecules, have 0 charge?

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Re: H20

Postby Tyler Vu 4I » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:03 am

H2O has a zero net charge because it has the same number of protons and electrons overall. However, it is highly polar at the hydrogen and oxygen ends.

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Re: H20

Postby Chloe Likwong 2K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:04 am

H20 is neutral because if you draw its Lewis Structure, you can see that there is no formal charge on either the oxygen or the hydrogen.

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