covalent bond

noun

Definition of covalent bond

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In chemistry, a covalent bond is a chemical connection made through sharing and this bond set the foundation for Jennifer Yang in bringing her distillery, Covalent Spirits, to life. Megan Woodward, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll Biz Challenge: Covalent Spirits strives to bring distilling back to Westminster," 26 Aug. 2020 More specifically, the UV-C light damages nucleic acids inside these microorganisms, forming covalent bonds that prevent DNA from unzipping for replication. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Solar-Powered Hand Sanitizer Protect Against the Coronavirus?," 21 Apr. 2020 More specifically, the UV-C light damages nucleic acids inside these microorganisms, forming covalent bonds that prevent DNA from unzipping for replication. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Solar-Powered Hand Sanitizer Protect Against the Coronavirus?," 21 Apr. 2020 More specifically, the UV-C light damages nucleic acids inside these microorganisms, forming covalent bonds that prevent DNA from unzipping for replication. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Solar-Powered Hand Sanitizer Protect Against the Coronavirus?," 21 Apr. 2020 More specifically, the UV-C light damages nucleic acids inside these microorganisms, forming covalent bonds that prevent DNA from unzipping for replication. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Could a Solar-Powered Hand Sanitizer Protect Against the Coronavirus?," 21 Apr. 2020 More specifically, the UV-C light damages nucleic acids inside these microorganisms, forming covalent bonds that prevent DNA from unzipping for replication. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Your Phone Is a Cesspool of Germs. Here's How to Actually Clean It," 4 Mar. 2020 When the atoms and molecules collided, the relatively weak He-H dative bond broke, and a much stronger covalent bond between two hydrogens formed to create H2+. Ryan C. Fortenberry, Scientific American, "The First Molecule in the Universe," 1 Feb. 2020 Puru Jena, a collaborator at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, says models of molecular dynamics predict that the carbon atoms form corrugated layers tiled with six- or 12-atom rings and linked together by covalent bonds. W. Wayt Gibbs, Science | AAAS, "The next graphene? Shiny and magnetic, a new form of pure carbon dazzles with potential," 12 Nov. 2019

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Covalent bond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covalent%20bond. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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