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Strength of hyrdrogen charges between ethanol and water

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    Is a hydrogen on an ethanol more or less positive than on a water molecule. I think the hydrogen is more positive on a water molecule, but I still don't understand why?

    Could someone help me figure this out... please and thank you :wink:
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  3. Sep 8, 2011 #2


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    That's not a too well defined property as it depends on where you draw the boundary between the hydrogen atom and the oxygen atom.
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