antibonding

adjective

an·​ti·​bond·​ing ˌan-tē-ˈbän-diŋ How to pronounce antibonding (audio)
: tending to inhibit bonding between atoms
antibonding orbitals
an antibonding electron

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antibonding was in 1936

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“Antibonding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antibonding. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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