Chemistry - Chemical Bonds

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The Periodic Table lists all of the substances in the universe that have only one
type of atom in their makeup. Countless millions of OTHER substances are made from combinations of these atoms. When atoms come together, they form BONDS, and the resulting molecule or compound has a whole new set of chemical and physical properties. So lets look at chemical bonding, and start with the most abundant atom in the universe -- hydrogen.

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