covalence

co·va·lence (')kō-'vā-lən(t)s n valence characterized by the sharing of electrons
co·va·lent -lənt adj
co·va·lent·ly adv

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co·va·lence (ko-vaґləns) 1. the number of electron pairs an atom can share with other atoms. 2. one or more chemical bonds formed by sharing of electron pairs between atoms.

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  • covalence — [ kovalɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1920; de co et valence ♦ Chim., phys. Covalence d un atome, le nombre de ses électrons célibataires. La covalence de l oxygène est 2. Liaison de covalence, dans laquelle une orbitale moléculaire est occupée par deux électrons …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • covalence — [kō′vā΄ləns, ko′vā′ləns] n. 1. the number of pairs of electrons that an atom can share with its neighboring atoms 2. COVALENT BOND covalent adj …   English World dictionary

  • covalence — kovalentingumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. covalence; covalency vok. Bindungswertigkeit, f; kovalente Valenz, f; Kovalenz, f rus. гомеополярная валентность, f; гомеополярность, f; ковалентность, f pranc. covalence, f; valence… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Covalence — Liaison covalente En chimie, une liaison covalente est une liaison chimique dans laquelle chacun des atomes liés met en commun un électron d une de ses couches externes afin de former un doublet d électrons liant les deux atomes. C est une des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • covalence — šalutinis oksidacijos laipsnis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Valentingumas, pasireiškiantis kompleksiniuose junginiuose. atitikmenys: angl. auxillary valency; covalence rus. побочная валентность …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • covalence — noun Date: 1919 valence characterized by the sharing of electrons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • covalence — covalent, adj. covalently, adv. /koh vay leuhns/, n. Chem. the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms. [1915 20; CO + VALENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • covalence — noun a) A form of valence in which electrons are shared between participating atoms b) The number of electrons that a particular atom can share (and therefore the number of covalent bonds it can form) …   Wiktionary

  • covalence — n. number of electrons which an atom can share with other atoms (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • covalence — co·valence …   English syllables

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