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What bonds and how many can water form?

Answer:

In water, two covalent bonds (between electrons) bond the hydrogen atoms to the oxygen atom (H-O-H). The oxygen atom, with six valance electrons, can form 2 covalent bonds. Weaker hydrogen bonds also hold molecules of water together in a drop.


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Properties of water
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