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COVALENT BOND

 Dictionary entry overview: What does covalent bond mean? 

COVALENT BOND (noun)
  The noun COVALENT BOND has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: COVALENT BOND used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COVALENT BOND (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("covalent bond" is a kind of...):

bond; chemical bond (an electrical force linking atoms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "covalent bond"):

double bond (a covalent bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms)

coordinate bond; dative bond (a covalent bond in which both electrons are provided by one of the atoms)


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