21st October 2019


Are water molecules charged or uncharged?

Water is an uncharged molecule because the bonds between H and O are covalent bond. In a covalent bond, the electrons are equally shared between the atoms forming bond, therefore no net charge appears on any atom and the molecule as a whole remains neutral.

Accordingly, what is the charge of a water molecule?

Each hydrogen atom has one proton (positive charge) and one electron (negative charge). The oxygen atom has 8 protons and 8 electrons. Because the water molecule has the same number of protons as electrons, a water molecule is neutral. It has no overall or “net” charge.

What is the charge of h2o?

The water molecule is neutral, but it does exist in equilibrium with hydrogen cation and hydroxide anion that are resp. charged +1 and -1, with an equilibrium constant of 10e-14. So for every 10 million water molecules, there is 1 hydeogen cation and one hydroxide anion.

What kind of charge does water have?

Water is a "polar" molecule, meaning that there is an uneven distribution of electron density. Water has a partial negative charge ( ) near the oxygen atom due the unshared pairs of electrons, and partial positive charges ( ) near the hydrogen atoms.
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