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electron pair

noun
1.
Chemistry. two electrons occupying the same orbital in an atom or molecule; two electrons working together, especially forming a nonpolar covalent bond between atoms.
2.
Physics. an electron and a positron produced in a reaction, as by a high-energy photon.
Also called duplet [doo-plit] /ˈdu plɪt/ (Show IPA).
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duplet

/ˈdjuːplɪt/
noun
1.
a pair of electrons shared between two atoms in a covalent bond
2.
(music) a group of two notes played in the time of three
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electron pair  
  1. Two electrons functioning or regarded as functioning together, especially two electrons that form a nonpolar covalent bond between atoms.

  2. An electron and a positron produced by a high-energy photon.


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