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Unformatted text preview: together, and increases without bound as r 0 so that the atoms cannot merge into one another. We shall find this simple representation of the binding potential useful at several points in the course to clarify the consequences of chemical binding. 2.3.2 The three mechanisms of chemical bonding -+ Ionic bond +-+-Dipole bond Shared Electron Bond covalent metallic Fig. 2.2: The three basic mechanisms of interatomic bonding While all interatomic bonding is due to electrostatic interactions between the elec-trons and the nuclei, it is useful to distinguish three basic mechanisms (Fig. 2.2). These correspond to the three different ways in which the electron clouds on adjacent atoms can Thank you for evaluating AnyBizSoft PDF Splitter. A watermark is added at the end of each output PDF file. To remove the watermark, you need to purchase the software from http://www.anypdftools.com/buy/buy-pdf-splitter.html...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2010 for the course ENGLISH 45 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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