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The Chemical Bond is a Real Pattern

Seifert, Vanessa A. (2022) The Chemical Bond is a Real Pattern. [Preprint]

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Abstract

There is a persisting debate about what chemical bonds are and whether they exist. I argue that chemical bonds are real patterns of interactions between subatomic particles. This proposal resolves the problems raised in the context of existing understandings of the chemical bond and provides a novel way to defend the reality of chemical bonds.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Seifert, Vanessa A.vs14902@bristol.ac.uk0000-0002-5391-0791
Additional Information: Accepted to be published in Philosophy of Science
Keywords: Chemical Bonds; Real Patterns; Structural Realism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Dr. Vanessa A. Seifert
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 03:46
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 03:46
Item ID: 20333
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Chemistry
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20333

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