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Unformatted text preview: Chemscape Chime plug-in viewer must be installed in your browser's plug-in folder.) Because of the polar nature of water molecules they will tend to cluster around ions. The electronegative domain of water will be attracted to the positive ions and the electropositive domain the negative ions ( Fig. B. ). Molecules that can hydrogen bond to water tend to be more soluble in aqueous solutions than those that do not hydrogen bond ( Fig. C. ). Molecules that can interact with water are called hydrophillic (water loving). Nonpolar molecules do not interact with water and are considered hydrophobic (water fearing). Hydrogen bonded water molecules tend to form ice-like cages, called "clathrate structures" around such molecules ( Fig. D. )....
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