Material interactions

Jayathirtha, Yasmin (2016) Material interactions. i wonder.... pp. 33-42. ISSN 2582-1636

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I nteractions between four fundamental forces are known to describe the physical universe. Of these, physicists attribute interactions between atoms to the action of electromagnetic forces. Chemists, on the other hand, think of these same electron–nucleus interactions in terms of many other forces, depending on the strength and arrangement of the bonds they form. Thus, in chemistry, it is the combination of these subtler forces that shapes the properties of materials. These interactive forces allows us to understand why there are so many different kinds materials, all with different properties, and undergoing so many reactions, that allow all life, including us, to eat, grow and reproduce. They enable chemists to not only explain why a diamond is one of the hardest substances on Earth, but also to make other materials that are equally hard.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jayathirtha, Yasmin
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical interactions, types of bonding
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Chemistry & allied sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
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