covalent bond

covalent bond n a chemical bond formed between atoms by the sharing of electrons

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a chemical bond between two atoms or radicals formed by the sharing of a pair (single bond), two pairs (double bond), or three pairs of electrons (triple bond).

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  • covalent bond — n. the chemical bond formed between two atoms when they share electrons in pairs, so that each atom provides half the electrons: see IONIC BOND, COORDINATE BOND …   English World dictionary

  • Covalent bond — Covalent redirects here. For other uses, see Covalent (disambiguation). A covalent bond forming H2 (right) where two h …   Wikipedia

  • covalent bond — Chem. the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms. [1960 65] * * * Force holding atoms in a molecule together as a specific, separate entity (as opposed to, e.g., colloidal aggregates; see bonding). In covalent bonds, two… …   Universalium

  • covalent bond — noun a chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule • Hypernyms: ↑chemical bond, ↑bond • Hyponyms: ↑double bond, ↑coordinate bond, ↑dative bond * * * noun : a nonionic chemical bond formed …   Useful english dictionary

  • covalent bond — UK [kəʊˌveɪlənt ˈbɒnd] / US [koʊˌveɪlənt ˈbɑnd] noun [countable] Word forms covalent bond : singular covalent bond plural covalent bonds chemistry a chemical bond between two atoms produced when electrons are shared …   English dictionary

  • covalent bond — /koʊveɪlənt ˈbɒnd/ (say kohvayluhnt bond) noun a chemical bond formed by the sharing of electrons between two atoms each of which donates an equal number of electrons. The conventional single covalent bond involves the sharing of two electrons,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • covalent bond — kovalentinis ryšys statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ryšys, atsirandantis dėl kelių atomų valentinių elektronų orbitalių sanklotos. atitikmenys: angl. covalent bond; valence bond rus. атомная связь; ковалентная связь ryšiai: sinonimas –… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • covalent bond — kovalentinis ryšys statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. covalent bond vok. kovalente Bindung, f rus. ковалентная связь, f pranc. liaison covalente, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • covalent bond — cova′lent bond′ n. chem. the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

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