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Chapter 2.1 - Chapter Outline Review of Atomic Structure...

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1 MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 2, Bonding Review of Atomic Structure Electrons, protons, neutrons, quantum mechanics of atoms, electron states, the periodic Table Atomic Bonding in Solids Bonding energies and forces Primary Interatomic Bonding Ionic Covalent Metallic Secondary Bonding Three types of dipole-dipole bonds Molecules and molecular solids Chapter Outline Understanding of interatomic bonding is the first step towards understanding/explaining materials properties
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2 MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science Chapter 2, Bonding Nature of Interatomic Bonding Why the individual atoms coalesce into larger structures and take on the characteristics and properties of many different materials? People were trying to answer this question for well over two millennia, since the time of the atomic hypothesis of Democritus, 440 B.C. * Roman poet Lucretius (95-55 B.C.) wrote in De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things): “What seems to us the hardened and condensed
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