Part of the "Chemistry in Action" series. Describes and illustrates the process of chemical bonding through live action footage and animations. Provides an overview of the role atomic structure plays in the process of bonding. Provides examples of how chemical bonding, including ionic bonds, covalent bonds, and metallic bonds, affects the characteristics of matter. Introduces the following terminology: element, atomic structure, energy level, valence electrons, ionic bonds, crystal lattice, covalent bond, and metallic bond.