Water has a high capacity for energy absorption, surface tension, and functioning effectively as a solvent for polar covalently bonded and ionically bonded molecules. What feature of water imparts these properties?

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The hydrogen and oxygen that make up water form nonpolar covalent bonds.

  

It readily dissociates to form H+and OH¯ ions.

  

Water readily forms hydrogen bonds with other water molecules, and with polar solutes.

  

It has a high molecular weight.

 

asked Dec 25, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Water readily forms hydrogen bonds with other water molecules, and with polar solutes.

 

answered Dec 25, 2012 by anonymous



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