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What type of interatomic force holds atoms together?

What is the difference between bonding and intermolecular forces?

  • For this reason you should try and use the word bond or bonding to refer to the interatomic forces (the things holding the atoms together) and intermolecular forces for the things holding the molecules together.

What is an ionic bond?

  • Ionic Bond Anions and cations are held together by opposite charges (+ and -) Ionic compounds are called salts. Simplest ratio of elements in an ionic compound is called the formula unit.

When is there a chemical bond between two atoms?

  • There is a chemical bond between two atoms or groups of atoms when the forces acting between them are strong enough to lead to the formation of an aggregate with sufficient stability to be regarded as an independent species. The number of bonds an atom forms corresponds to its valence valence,

image-What type of interatomic force holds atoms together?
image-What type of interatomic force holds atoms together?
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