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  • Cellulose is a fibrous molecule which is insoluble in water
  • Cellulose has OH groups that form hydrogen bonds with adjacent cellulose molecules

Which of these properties better account for the strength of cellulose?

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I think I may be able to answer my own question here.

The ability to have OH groups that form hydrogen bonds with adjacent cellulose molecules implies that the tensile strength will be high and accounts for the property that cellulose is strong.

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