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- Created 2012-03-14
is an attraction between
s that allows the formation of
s that contain two or more atoms. The bond is caused by the
of attraction between opposite charges, either between
, or as the result of a
attraction. The strength of chemical bonds varies considerably; there are "strong bonds" such as
s and "weak bonds" such as dipole–dipole interactions, the
London dispersion force
Since opposite charges attract via a simple
, the negatively charged
that are orbiting the nucleus and the positively charged
in the nucleus attract each other. Also, an electron positioned between two nuclei will be attracted to both of them. Thus, the most stable configuration of nuclei and electrons is one in which the electrons spend more time
nuclei, than anywhere else in space. These electrons cause the nuclei to be attracted to each other, and this attraction results in the bond. However, this assembly cannot collapse to a size dictated by the volumes of these individual particles. Due to the
nature of electrons and their smaller mass, they occupy a much larger amount of volume compared with the nuclei, and this volume occupied by the electrons keeps the atomic nuclei relatively far apart, as compared with the size of the nuclei themselves.
In general, strong chemical bonding is associated with the sharing or transfer of electrons between the participating atoms. The atoms in
s and diatomic gases— indeed most of the physical environment around us— are held together by chemical bonds, which dictate the
and the bulk properties of matter.
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