Water Structure, Postive-Negative Charge

Figure 1: Water Molecule1

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    The water  molecule is comprised of two hydrogen (H) atoms and one oxygen atom. The oxygen atom has 8 electrons, and each H has 1 electron.  The H atoms bond to the oxygen by sharing a pair of electrons in what is called a covalent bond.  In each pair of shared electrons, one electron is contributed by the H (black) and one from the oxygen (red).