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covalent bond


noun Chemistry.

the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms.

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Nearby words

couéism, cov, covalence, covalency, covalent, covalent bond, covariance, covariant, covariant theory, covariate, covarrubias

Origin of covalent bond

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for covalent bond

covalent bond


noun

a type of chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule, esp the sharing of a pair of electrons by two adjacent atoms
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Medicine definitions for covalent bond

covalent bond


n.

A chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electrons, especially pairs of electrons, between atoms.
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Science definitions for covalent bond

covalent bond

[ kō-vālənt ]

A chemical bond formed when electrons are shared between two atoms. Usually each atom contributes one electron to form a pair of electrons that are shared by both atoms. See more at coordinate bond double bond polar bond.
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Culture definitions for covalent bond

covalent bond

[ (koh-vay-luhnt) ]

A chemical bond in which two atoms share some of their valence electrons, thereby creating a force that holds the atoms together.

Note

Many molecules in living systems are held together by covalent bonds.
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