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chemical bond

bond (def 15). Unabridged
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  • If this reorganization lowers the total energy of the electrons involved, a chemical bond can form.
  • Space itself is altered, including chemical bond length.
  • The center's goal will be to produce synthetic molecular machines powered by chemical bond transformation.
  • Demonstrations to help students change their misconceptions about chemical bond breaking are presented.
  • Electronegativity is the ability for the atom to attract electrons in a chemical bond.
  • Dissociation refers to the breaking of a chemical bond without reference to whether the products are ions or neutral fragments.
  • Dyes need some sort of chemical bond formation to the substance they are coloring.
  • In a chemical bond, the energy is at a local minimum.
  • As the lime water in the wall and mud dry and re-carbonate together, a chemical bond is formed between the two.
  • Adhesive anchors work by creating a chemical bond between the anchor and the concrete.
British Dictionary definitions for chemical bond

chemical bond

a mutual attraction between two atoms resulting from a redistribution of their outer electrons See also covalent bond, electrovalent bond, coordinate bond
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chemical bond in Culture

chemical bond definition

Any rearrangement of electrons in two atoms that generates a force, causing the atoms to be bound to each other, forming a molecule. (See covalent bond and ionic bond.)

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