- a chemical linkage consisting of two covalent bonds between two atoms of a molecule, represented in chemical formulas by two lines, two dots, or four dots, as CH2=CH2; CH2:CH2; CH2::CH2.
Origin of double bond
First recorded in 1885–90
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Petroleum when cracked up to make gasoline gives isoprene or other double-bond compounds that go over into some form of rubber.Creative Chemistry
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- a type of chemical bond consisting of two covalent bonds linking two atoms in a molecule
- A covalent bond in which two electron pairs are shared between two atoms.
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- A type of covalent bond in which two electron pairs are shared between two atoms. Each atom contributes two electrons to the bond. See more at covalent bond.
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