single bond

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noun Chemistry.
a chemical linkage consisting of one covalent bond between two atoms of a molecule, represented in chemical formulas by one line or two vertical dots, as C–H or C:H.


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How to use single bond in a sentence

  • I assumed he had done so, until this morning in making a thorough check, I learned not a single bond had been turned in.

    Whispering Walls|Mildred A. Wirt
  • A single bond for less than two thousand dollars, and a small sum in cash, were all that was found.

    The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau
  • The single bond they have in common is their wrong-doing, which they feel cannot much longer continue, with Telemachus so active.

    Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
  • If there was a single bond of sympathy between me and one of them—but there is not.

    The Actress' Daughter|May Agnes Fleming

British Dictionary definitions for single bond

single bond

chem a covalent bond formed between two atoms by the sharing of one pair of electrons
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