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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Mechanisms pertaining to chemical attraction are, therefore, critically important to the fitness of these organisms.
The challenge faced by producers of extruded or injection moulded components is to increase the surface energy (polarity) of the material to a level significantly higher than that of the surface tension of the paint, coating, adhesive or printing ink, so that the surface acquires a strong chemical attraction to paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives etc.
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