Biology

Question

Which of these statements about water is true?
Select one: A. Its atoms share electrons equally. B. It can dissolve all known substances. C. Its molecules are farther apart in the solid state than in the liquid state. D. It has a lower specific heat than nearly all known metals. Next

2 Answer

  • I believe it is C...hope this helps!!
  • Answer:

    C. Its molecules are farther apart in the solid state than in the liquid state

    Explanation:

    This is due to the way hydrogen bonds are oriented as it freezes. The water molecules are pushed farther apart compared to liquid water. The lattice structure of ice makes it less dense than the freely flowing molecules of liquid water, enabling it to float on water.

    The molecules in liquid water are closer together than they are in ice. The hydrogen end of one water molecule is attracted to the oxygen end of another but only for a short time because they are moving.

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