chemical attraction


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chem·i·cal at·trac·tion

the force impelling atoms of different elements or molecules to unite to form new substances or compounds.

chem·i·cal at·trac·tion

(kem'i-kăl ă-trak'shŭn)
The force impelling atoms of different elements or molecules to unite to form new substances or compounds.

chemical attraction

The tendency of atoms of one element to unite with those of another to form compounds.
See also: attraction
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