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Atoms interact with one another to form molecules. The ability of atoms to bind to one another is dependent on the attractive forces between those atoms. Three types of bonds result when atoms lose, gain or share electrons in their outer shells.

Select Option Covalent bondsIonic bondsHydrogen bonds
form when electrons in the outer shells of the interacting atoms are shared between the atoms. In contrast,
Select Option covalent bondsionic bondshydrogen bonds
are formed when an atom gives up electron(s) from its outer shell. In contrast,
Select Option ionsisotopesisomers
are formed when an atom gives up or accepts electron(s) in its outer shell. An atom that gains electron(s) become negatively charged and is called
Select Option an aniona cation
. An atom that loses electron(s) becomes positively charged and is called
Select Option an aniona cation
.
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