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The intermolecular force that exist between water molecules is:

Option: 1

Dispersion forces or london forces

Option: 2

Dipole - Dipole forces

Option: 3

Dipole-Induced Dipole forces

Option: 4

Hydrogen bond

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In a water molecule, polarity exists between hydrogen and oxygen atoms because of the electronegativity difference between these two atoms, thus, hydrogen becomes partially positively charged and oxygen becomes negatively charged. In this way, they attract partially charged oxygen and hydrogen atoms of other water molecules respectively, and the bond that forms between these molecules is known as a hydrogen bond.

Therefore, Option(4) is correct.

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