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Which describes the polarity in a water molecule? a). partial negative charge on the oxygen atom because its electrons are pulled toward the hydrogen atoms b). partial negative charge on the oxygen atom because it pulls electrons from the hydrogen atoms c). partial positive charge on the oxygen atom because it pulls electrons from the hydrogen atoms d). partial positive charge on the oxygen atom because its electrons are pulled toward the hydrogen atoms

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Negative charge is carried by an atom due to the attraction of electrons to its positive nucleus. Oxygen has 6 protons versus hydrogen's one proton, so oxygen attracts the electrons to itself, leaving the oxygen with a partial negative charge, and the hydrogen atoms with partial positive charges. The Answer is B, as it pulls the electrons from the hydrogen atoms.

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