Unrivaled ability to form hydrogen bonds. Unusually high dielectric constant of water explains water's ability to surround ions and increase the ions' attraction for one another. Unparalleled ability to orient around nonpolar solutes to promote hydrophobic interactions. None, all are true. The unrivaled ability to form attractions unique to water. Because of its highly polar nature, water is an excellent solvent for polar substances, but NOT for: a.