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What Causes Cohesion In Water?

Surface tension is the name given to the cohesion of water molecules. The oxygen end of water has a negative charge and the hydrogen end has a positive charge. The hydrogens of one water molecule are attracted to the oxygen from other water molecules. This attractive force is what gives water its cohesive and adhesive properties.
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Why is Water Extremely Cohesive?
Water is extremely cohesive because of the strength of its hydrogen bonds. Hydrogen bonds are usually weak, but the hydrogen bonds in water are an exception to this. Hydrogen fluoride is another example something having a strong hydrogen bond.  answers.ask.com
What causes water's properties of adhesion and cohesion?
Hydrogen bonds are the reason for cohesion and Van Der Waals equation is the cause of adhesion.  wiki.answers.com
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