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General Principles of Chemical Bonding

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A chemical bond is the force that holds atoms together in chemical compounds. There are two idealized types of bonding: (1) covalent bonding, in which electrons are shared between atoms in a molecule or polyatomic ion, and (2) ionic bonding, in which positively and negatively charged ions are held together by electrostatic forces.

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