covalence

noun

co·​va·​lence ˌkō-ˈvā-lən(t)s How to pronounce covalence (audio)
ˈkō-ˌvā-
: valence characterized by the sharing of electrons

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of covalence was in 1919

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“Covalence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covalence. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

covalence

noun
co·​va·​lence (ˈ)kō-ˈvā-lən(t)s How to pronounce covalence (audio)
: valence characterized by the sharing of electrons
covalent adjective
covalently adverb
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