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What is the attraction of water to other substances?
Cohesion: Water is attracted to water, and Adhesion: Water is attracted to other substances.
What are the forces of attraction in water?
Water has hydrogen bonds, dipole-induced dipole forces, and London dispersion forces.
Why is water the strongest intermolecular force?
A property of water is that it has strong intermolecular forces as a result of hydrogen bonding and the dipole moments created by the strong electronegative oxygen and the hydrogen. The energy required to break these bonds accounts for the relatively high melting point of water.
How are water molecules attracted to each other?
Yet if two water molecules are next to each other they could be attracted to each other. The attraction, is electrostatic in nature, and, (this is very important) the electrostatic attraction is between water molecules. This type of attraction, between molecules, is called an intermolecular attraction.
What are the different types of attractive forces between molecules?
There are two difference types of intermolecular attractive forces occuring between molecules. London dispersion forces and dipole dipole forces. LDF occur in all substances and are due to the instantaneous dipoles that result from asymmetric distributions of electrons.
What is the role of surface tension in water?
Surface tension in water might be good at performing tricks, such as being able to float a paper clip on its surface, but surface tension performs many more duties that are vitally important to the environment and people. Find out all about surface tension and water here.
Why is capillary action important to the movement of water?
Capillary action is important for moving water (and all of the things that are dissolved in it) around. It is defined as the movement of water within the spaces of a porous material due to the forces of adhesion, cohesion, and surface tension. Capillary action occurs because water is sticky, thanks to the forces of cohesion