double bond


noun Chemistry.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of double bond

  • Petroleum when cracked up to make gasoline gives isoprene or other double-bond compounds that go over into some form of rubber.

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British Dictionary definitions for double bond

double bond


a type of chemical bond consisting of two covalent bonds linking two atoms in a molecule
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double bond in Medicine

double bond

n. Symbol Δ

A covalent bond in which two electron pairs are shared between two atoms.
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double bond in Science

double bond


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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