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Physics 17 January 2020 By Layal Liverpool Chemical bonding is one of chemistry’s most fundamental conceptsToshiyuki Shirai/EyeEm/Getty ImagesA chemical bond between two metal atoms has been filmed breaking and forming for the first time – something scientists say they only dreamed of seeingA chemical bond between two atoms has been recorded breaking and forming for…



Physics



17 January 2020

By Layal Liverpool

metal bonds

Chemical bonding is one of chemistry’s most fundamental concepts

Toshiyuki Shirai/EyeEm/Getty Images

A chemical bond between two metal atoms has been filmed breaking and forming for the first time – something scientists say they only dreamed of seeingA chemical bond between two atoms has been recorded breaking and forming for the first time. Watching this happen in real time “was absolutely unbelievable”, says Andrei Khlobystov at the University of Nottingham, UK, who led the team that recorded it happening.

“We were very excited,” says Khlobystov. “We knew exactly what was happening because we recognised this as a chemical process straight away, …

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