chemical bond

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

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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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Example sentences
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.
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