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a mutual attraction between two atoms resulting from a redistribution of their outer electronsSee also covalent bond, electrovalent bond, coordinate bond

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chemical bond

Any rearrangement of electrons in two atoms that generates a force, causing the atoms to be bound to each other, forming a molecule. (See covalent bond and ionic bond.)

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