chemistry - forces of attraction vs. bonds Watch

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its on the title - what's the difference between forces of attraction and bonds?

i know it's kinda a dumb question but i got really confused...someone please help me!! thanks
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got this from wikipedia "A chemical bond is a lasting attraction between atoms, ions or molecules that enables the formation of chemical compounds. The bond may result from the electrostatic *force of attraction* between oppositely charged ions as in ionic bonds or through the sharing of electrons as in covalent bonds"
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the term forces is vague so i'll presume ur talking abt forces in bonding compared to between molecules

bonding(strong) hard to remove: forces within the molecules eg, for ionic compound contains: electrostatic forces of attraction between oppositely charged ions
metallic compound: attraction forces between positive metal ions and electrons
covalent: shared pair of electrons held together

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inter molecular forces: forces between molecules (weak), easy to break apart

eg graphite has weak inter molecular forces between layers of graphene (soft n slippy) but strong covalent bonds (giving it a high mp)

dunno if that made sense but just know that bonds>intermolecular forces
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(Original post by hongyi0114)
got this from wikipedia "A chemical bond is a lasting attraction between atoms, ions or molecules that enables the formation of chemical compounds. The bond may result from the electrostatic *force of attraction* between oppositely charged ions as in ionic bonds or through the sharing of electrons as in covalent bonds"
lmao thanks
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the term forces is vague so i'll presume ur talking abt forces in bonding compared to between molecules

bonding(strong) hard to remove: forces within the molecules eg, for ionic compound contains: electrostatic forces of attraction between oppositely charged ions
metallic compound: attraction forces between positive metal ions and electrons
covalent: shared pair of electrons held together

but...
inter molecular forces: forces between molecules (weak), easy to break apart

eg graphite has weak inter molecular forces between layers of graphene (soft n slippy) but strong covalent bonds (giving it a high mp)

dunno if that made sense but just know that bonds>intermolecular forces
thanks for the examples!! i think i kinda get it now
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