When different elements (different types of atom) react and combine to form a compound (new substance) chemical bonds must be formed to keep the atoms together.
Atoms are the basic building blocks of all types of matter. Atoms link to other atoms through chemicals bonds resulting from the strong attractive forces that exist …
A chemical bond is an attraction between atoms. This attraction may be seen as the result of different behaviors of the outermost or valence electrons of atoms.
If you want to do a little more thinking, imagine the smallest particles of matter. Super-tiny subatomic particles are used to create the parts of atoms.
Atoms form chemical bonds in order to make their outer electron shells more stable. The type of chemical bond maximizes the stability of the atoms that form it.
Chem4Kids.com! This tutorial introduces chemical bonding in chemistry. Other sections include matter, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.