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What is the chemical formula for ice?

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Ice is the solid form of water that is created when water freezes at a temperature of zero degrees Celsius, so it has the same chemical formula of water, which is H2O. Water consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

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What is the chemical formula for ice?
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The three atoms that make up water are covalently bonded, which means that their nuclei are linked by attraction to shared electrons. They form a specific structure with the oxygen atom located between the two hydrogen atoms. The two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen do not lie in a straight line. The hydrogen atom is bent towards each other, which approximately forms a 105 degree angle.

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