Dictionary.com

coordinate bond

Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.

a type of covalent bond between two atoms in which the bonding electrons are supplied by one of the two atoms.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
Also called dative bond .

Origin of coordinate bond

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for coordinate bond

coordinate bond

noun

a type of covalent chemical bond in which both the shared electrons are provided by one of the atomsAlso called: dative bond, semipolar bond
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for coordinate bond

coordinate bond
[ kō-ôrdn-ĭt, -āt′ ]

n.

A covalent chemical bond between two atoms that is produced when one atom shares a pair of electrons with another atom lacking such a pair.semipolar bond
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for coordinate bond

coordinate bond

A type of covalent bond in which both the shared electrons are contributed by one of the two atoms. Also called dative bond See more at covalent bond.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Get Online Help For Kids!