Definition of Covalent bond

1. Noun. A chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule.

Generic synonyms: Bond, Chemical Bond
Specialized synonyms: Double Bond, Coordinate Bond, Dative Bond



Definition of Covalent bond

1. Noun. (chemistry) A type of chemical bond where two atoms are connected to each other by the sharing of two or more electrons. ¹

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Medical Definition of Covalent bond

1. A bond between two or more atoms that is provided by electrons that travel between the atoms' nuclei, holding them together but keeping them a stable distance apart. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Covalent bond

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"(1) The covalent bond to be cleaved should be highly strained to provide a driving force for cleavage. (2) Carbanion-stabilizing sub- stituents should be ..."

2. Hypochondriac's Guide to Tamiflu (Oseltamvir) for Bird Flu: Public by W Frederick Zimmerman (2006)
"... are bonded by a stable covalent bond through a carbon or nitrogen atom thereof to the cyclohexene ring of the compositions of the invention. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The significance of the covalent bond is that it enables us to understand why some crystals have one structure and others have another. ..."

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