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covalence

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noun co·va·lence \ˌkō-ˈvā-lən(t)s, ˈkō-ˌ\

Definition of covalence

  1. :  valence characterized by the sharing of electrons



1919

First Known Use of covalence

1919


Medical Dictionary

covalence

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noun co·va·lence \(ˈ)kō-ˈvā-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of covalence

  1. :  valence characterized by the sharing of electrons

  2. co·va·lent \-lənt\play adjective
    co·va·lent·ly adverb




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