antibonding

adjective
an·​ti·​bond·​ing | \ ˌan-tē-ˈbän-diŋ How to pronounce antibonding (audio) \

Definition of antibonding

: tending to inhibit bonding between atoms antibonding orbitals an antibonding electron

First Known Use of antibonding

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Antibonding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antibonding. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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