Question #7a681

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May 13, 2017

Answer:

Dangling bonds refer to atoms fixed in location on the edge of a substance with a crystal formation. The atoms will have one or more incomplete electron bonds pointing outward from the surface.

Explanation:

A dangling bond is chemically similar to an ion in solution, except the dangling bond is held in position while the ion can move. Because of this a dangling bond refers to an immobilized free radical.

Dangling bonds are studied for their effects on magnetic properties of substances and semiconductor use of crystalline structures.

There a lots of images of dangling bonds here:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=dangling+bonds&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2vJjL-uvTAhUD3mMKHfvEDvgQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=643

If you need much more information on the subject, look here:
http://homepages.uni-paderborn.de/wgs/Dpubl/PRB53_13725_96.pdf