|a type of chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule, esp the sharing of a pair of electrons by two adjacent atoms|
covalent bond n.
A chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electrons, especially pairs of electrons, between atoms.
covalent bond [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (kō-vā'lənt) Pronunciation Key |
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A chemical bond formed when electrons are shared between two atoms. Usually each atom contributes one electron to form a pair of electrons that are shared by both atoms. See more at coordinate bond, double bond, polar bond.