electron pair


Chemistry. two electrons occupying the same orbital in an atom or molecule; two electrons working together, especially forming a nonpolar covalent bond between atoms.
Physics. an electron and a positron produced in a reaction, as by a high-energy photon.

Nearby words

  1. electron micrograph,
  2. electron microscope,
  3. electron multiplier,
  4. electron neutrino,
  5. electron optics,
  6. electron paramagnetic resonance,
  7. electron probe microanalysis,
  8. electron radiography,
  9. electron spin resonance,
  10. electron telescope

Also called du·plet [doo-plit] /ˈdu plɪt/.

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British Dictionary definitions for duplet



a pair of electrons shared between two atoms in a covalent bond
music a group of two notes played in the time of three
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Science definitions for duplet

electron pair

Two electrons functioning or regarded as functioning together, especially two electrons that form a covalent bond between atoms.
An electron and a positron produced by a high-energy photon.
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