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Which one of the following statements about water is FALSE?
Option: 1 Water is oxidized to oxygen during photosynthesis..
Option: 2 Water can act both as an acid and as a base
Option: 3 There is extensive intramolecular hydrogen bonding in the condensed phase
Option: 4 Ice formed by heavy water sinks in normal water.

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There is intermolecular hydrogen bounding in condensed phase of water and not intramolecular hydrogen bonding.

During Photosynthesis, Water is oxidised to Oxygen according to the reaction

6CO_2 + 6 H_2O \quad \longrightarrow \quad C_6H_{12}O_6 + 6O_2

Water can react with both acid as well as base

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