Question
Asked Feb 2, 2020
1 views
What type  of chemical bond is present in a single
water molecule?
check_circle

Expert Answer

Step 1

An attraction between two atoms, molecules or ions is termed as a chemical bond. Due to the presence of a chemical bond, a chemical compound is formed. A chemical bond can be formed due to the sharing of electrons, as in covalent bond, or can be formed due to attraction between oppositely charged ions, as in ionic bond.

Step 2

The structure of a molecule of water is shown below:

Biology homework question answer, step 2, image 1
fullscreen
Step 3

From the above structure of a molecule of H2O, it is seen that the oxygen atom is slightly negative in nature and the two hydrogen atoms are slightly positive in nature. In this molecule, the sharing of electrons occurs between both the O—H bonds, thus forming a covalent bond. But oxygen is much electronegative in nature as compared to hydr...

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in

Science

Biology

Biochemistry

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A
add
question_answer

Q: Is the Oxygen atom chemically active or inert?

A: Oxygen is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and it is represented by the letter O. It i...

question_answer

Q: Draw and label a simplified model of an atom. Explain how this model misrepresents our understanding...

A: An atom is the smallest component of an element present everywhere in the universe. It is made up of...

question_answer

Q: I am working on the scientific method and am confused on what a controlled variable is and what cont...

A: Hello, thank you for your questions. But according to our policy, we will be answering only the firs...

question_answer

Q: Which enzyme will be produced in a cell where a nonsense mutation is present in the lac operon?

A: Nonsense mutation is a kind of point mutation in which a stop codon will get introduced at the site ...

question_answer

Q: A population is solely comprised of 120 A2A2 individuals.  18 A1A1 individuals migrate in and contri...

A: According to the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, the frequencies of the alleles and genotypes in a popul...

question_answer

Q: As we age, we often become shorter. Explain why this might occur.

A: Loss in height while aging:Height loss is associated to aging variations in the muscles, bones, and ...

question_answer

Q: Explain the concept of the following in regard to muscle cells: sliding filament movement does not...

A: The mechanism of muscle contraction was explained by sliding filament theory. In this theory it is p...

question_answer

Q: Compare and contrast hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis reactions.

A: Hydrolysis is a chemical reaction in which a molecule of water ruptures one or more chemical bonds.D...

question_answer

Q: What is gram negative and gram positive?

A: Gram staining is the type of staining to determine if the microorganism of interest is gram negative...