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I am puzzled how forming bonds (increasing the attractions and decreasing the replusions) can release energy (heat). It is more difficult to conceptualize than breaking bonds absorbing heat. Does it have something to do with the electrons being at a lower quantum level? If so, does the kinetic energy of the electrons get transferred to the molecule as a whole? Is there something strange happening like resonance of an electro- magnetic field heating up the molecule. Thanks for your time!, Rich
Re: Forming chemical bonds releases energy, why?
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