covalent bond

noun

Definition of covalent bond

: a chemical bond formed between atoms by the sharing of electrons

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To make COFs, scientists link up certain carbon-containing molecules (boric acid, for example) via covalent bonds (in which atoms share electron pairs) into a porous crystalline powder. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Watch this paper doll do sit-ups thanks to new kind of “artificial muscle”," 21 July 2019 For example, unlike RNA, each molecule in the stack is linked by a relatively weak kind of bond known as a non-covalent bond. Quanta Magazine, "Chemists Seek Possible Precursor to RNA," 5 Feb. 2014 The most common approach forges chemical links, called covalent bonds, between separate polymer chains, turning what looks like a bunch of separate spaghetti strands into a loose, 3D mesh. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Material inspired by ocean mussels could lead to self-healing plastics," 26 Oct. 2017

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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covalent bond

noun

Medical Definition of covalent bond

: a chemical bond formed between atoms by the sharing of electrons

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