The hydrogen bonds in a water molecule make water a good
The hydrogen bonds between water molecules cause water molecules to attract each other (negative pole to positive pole. and “stick” together. This gives water a high surface tension, which allows small living organisms, such as water striders, to move across its surface. Since water is a polar molecule, it readily dissolves other polar and ionic molecules such as carbohydrates and amino acids. Polarity alone is not sufficient to make something soluble in water, however; for example, cellulose is polar but its molecular weight is so large that it is not soluble in water.