Chemical bond

chemical bond is a lasting attraction between atoms, ions or molecules that enables the formation of chemical compounds.

A chemical bond may result from:

  • The electrostatic force between oppositely charged ions as in ionic bonds.
  • Through the sharing of electrons as in covalent bonds.
  • The physical world is held together by chemical bonds, which dictate the structure, volume and properties of chemical compounds.
  • A chemical compound consists of two or more atoms from different elements that are chemically bonded together.
  • Chemical bonds occur because the electromagnetic force acts between charged particles.
    • Opposite charges attract one another and like charges repel.
    • The greater the charge, the greater the force.