Molecular binding is an attractive interaction between two molecules that results in a stable association in which the molecules are in close proximity to each other. The result of molecular binding is the formation of a molecular complex. A molecular complex in turn is a loose association involving two or more molecules. The attractive bonding between the components of a complex is normally weaker than in a covalent bond.
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... Molecules that can participate in molecular binding include proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and small organic molecules such as drugs ... of complexes that form as a result of molecular binding include protein – protein protein – DNA protein – hormone protein – drug Proteins that ...
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“What is lawful is not binding only on some and not binding on others. Lawfulness extends everywhere, through the wide-ruling air and the boundless light of the sky.”
—Empedocles 484424 B.C., Greek philosopher. The Presocratics, p. 142, ed. Philip Wheelwright, The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. (1960)