covalent bond

noun

Definition of covalent bond

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

Examples of covalent bond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early 20th century, German chemists such as Walter Heitler and Fritz London showed the covalent bond could be understood using quantum mechanics. Jeannette Garcia, Scientific American, 15 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1 Feb. 2020

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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 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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