Bonding In Solids

What are solids?

The collection of closely packed atoms resulting in the formation of bulk materials called solids. Solids are one among the three fundamental states of matter. In solids, the atoms are tightly packed together and have a definite shape and structure that can´t be retained or changed.
Solids are mainly classified into TWO types. They are..

  • Crystalline Solids
  • Amorphous Solids

What is Bonding in solids?

The binding force that exists due to charge distribution in the atoms of the elements is known as Bonding. Different charge distributions lead to different types of bonding.

Bonding is defined as the binding force (i.e., attractive / repulsive force) that occurs due to charge distribution in the atoms of the elements.

Bonding in solids is broadly classified into FIVE types. They are as follows...

  • Ionic Bonding
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Metallic Bonding
  • Hydrogen Bonding
  • Vander-Waal´s Bonding