Definition of Double bond

1. Noun. A covalent bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms.

Generic synonyms: Covalent Bond

Definition of Double bond

1. Noun. (chemistry) A covalent bond in which two electron pairs (instead of the usual one) are shared between two atoms; most common between carbon atoms and carbon, oxygen or nitrogen atoms, but several other forms are known. ¹

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Medical Definition of Double bond

1. A covalent bond resulting from the sharing of two pairs of electrons; e.g., H2C==CH2 (ethylene). (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Bond

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double bond (current term)
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Literary usage of Double bond

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"Two possible arrangements suggest themselves with regard to the directions in which the corpuscles may be transferred to form the double bond. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Actually, since some attack at the double bond can produce alkenyl ions according to reactions 7 and 9, the alkyl ion intensity serves as a lower limit to ..."

3. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"GRAPHIC SPACIAL REPRESENTATION OF THE double bond BETWEEN TWO CARBON ATOMS. the similar groups a and b of the other, a may be over a, and b over 6, ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1905)
"We can therefore transfer the refractive increment of the double bond to the atom ... The double bond increases the refraction by 2, so that for two carbon ..."

5. Theoretical Chemistry from the Standpoint of Avogadro's Rule & Thermodynamics by Walther Nernst (1904)
"It has often been remarked that the expression " double bond" and the symbol for it C = C corresponds but little to the actual behaviour and does not lend ..."

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