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hy do atoms form bonds with one another? What can make a molecule favored compared with the lone atoms?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason as to why atoms form bonds with one another is to be stated. The condition which makes a molecule favored compared with the lone atoms is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

Atoms contain protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons and electrons have positive and negative charge respectively, which balances the overall charge of an atom. Neutron does not contain any charge. Besides the presence of subparticles, atom is considered as the smallest particle. Two or more than two atoms combine to form a molecule.

The formation of chemical bond in a molecule can be due to sharing of electrons or by transferring of electrons from one atom to another. The bond that is formed by sharing of electrons is known as covalent bond, whereas the bond formed by transferring of electrons is known as ionic bond.

Explanation

The electronic configuration describes the number of electrons present in each shell of the element. The atoms that have incomplete outermost shells are unstable in nature. Thus, atoms combine with each other and form bonds to complete their octets or attain the stable electronic configuration...

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