Problem: Water is the most abundant molecule within cells. Describe the molecular properties of its structure as it is important for predicting its interaction with other molecules within the cell.

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A water molecule structure consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. It consists of the following properties that results to the interaction of other molecules within the cell:

  • Intermolecular forces: Water molecules have a dipole-dipole type of interactions which result in attracting each other. During this interaction, the water molecule will have negative charge at oxygen end and positive charge at hydrogen end. These charged ends make the water molecules to get attracted with other molecules. 
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Water is the most abundant molecule within cells. Describe the molecular properties of its structure as it is important for predicting its interaction with other molecules within the cell.

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