[ koh-vey-luh ns ]
/ koʊˈveɪ ləns /
the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms.
Words nearby covalence
OTHER WORDS FROM covalenceco·va·lent, adjectiveco·va·lent·ly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for covalent
[ kō-vā′lənt ]
Of or relating to a chemical bond characterized by one or more pairs of shared electrons.
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