Discussion in 'Biology' started by Catering, Mar 9, 2020.
What accounts for waters prop of adhesion and cohesion
Water can hydrogen bond (as its H's are delta positively charged while the oxygen is negatively charged). Hydrogen bonding occurs between water molecules and is the strongest type of intermolecular bond (though remember it is still much weaker than covalent and ionic intramolecular bonds). This causes water to have adhesive and cohesive properties, their hydrogen bonds between the molecules effectively help them to stick together better than many other liquids.
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