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The Chemical Bond

  • Andreas Hofmann
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Abstract

After considering the make-up of isolated atoms, we now want to have a closer look at how atoms interact with each other to form compounds and molecules. Practical experiences with different substances tell us that the type of bonds between atoms can be quite different.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Hofmann
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  1. 1.Eskitis InstituteGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesThe University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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