Water is referred to as the "universal solvent" due to which of the following factors? (2 points) The opposite charges of hydrogen and oxygen allow water to break apart other compounds. The lack of charges of the water molecule allows other molecules to form bonds with it and dissolve within it. Ionic bonds between water molecules are stronger than the bonds in the compounds, or solutes, which water dissolves. Hydrogen atoms are on either side of the oxygen molecule so that only negatively charged ions are attracted to water molecules.

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In my understanding, Water can be considered as either weak acid/alkali or neutral, which means it does ionize by itself, but not too much. So the lack of active ions in water allows other molecules to freely ionize and bond with each other.

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