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chemical bonding
the joining of atoms to form new substances
chemical bond
a force of attraction that holds two atoms together
valence electrons
the electrons in the outermost energy level of an atom
ionic bond
the force of attraction between oppositely charged ions
ions
charged particles that form during chemical changes when one or more valence electrons transfer from one atom to another
crystal lattice
a repeating three dimensional pattern of ions
covalent bond
a force of attraction between the nuclei of atoms and the electrons shared by the atoms
molecule
a neutral group of atoms held together by covalent bonds
metallic bond
the force of attraction between a positively charged meal ion and the electrons in a metal