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This article provides an overview of chemistry and chemical interactions necessary to understand protective coatings. It includes information on elements, atoms, molecules, types of bonding, valence electrons, functional groups, polymer formation, and chemical bonding structures.

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Kenneth B. Tator, Elemental Chemistry Introduction, Protective Organic Coatings, Vol 5B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Kenneth B. Tator, ASM International, 2015, p 3–9,

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