Question 1 Report
The shape of a molecule of water is _______?
The shape of a molecule of water is non-linear. A water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. The oxygen atom is more electronegative than the hydrogen atoms, so it pulls the shared electrons towards itself, creating a partial negative charge on the oxygen and partial positive charges on the hydrogen atoms. This results in a bent or non-linear shape of the water molecule, where the oxygen atom is at the center, and the two hydrogen atoms are positioned at an angle of about 104.5 degrees with respect to each other.