Glue helps stuff stick together.
chemical bonds help atoms or molecules stick together. Like, glue, some bonds weakly hold atoms together, think hydrogen bonding as Post It notes, and some hold atoms strongly together. Think ionic bond as epoxy or supper glue. Like the glued material, it takes different amounts of energy to create and break these bonds.
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