double bond

noun

: a chemical bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms in a molecule compare single bond, triple bond

Examples of double bond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delta-8 looks much like delta-9 THC — the more common molecule in cannabis that makes people feel high — but has a slightly different structure, with a double bond located between a different set of carbon atoms. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Delta 8 has a double bond on the eighth carbon atom, while delta 9 has it on the ninth carbon atom. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2023 Chemical Structure Delta 8 and Delta 9 have a similar chemical structure, with the only difference being the placement of a double bond. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2023 Delta 8 contains a double bond on the eighth carbon atom, while regular THC has it on the ninth carbon atom. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The presence of this double bond alters how delta 8 THC interacts with receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Aug. 2023 Similar in chemical structure to Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 has a double bond on the eighth carbon chain instead of the ninth. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2023 Both compounds have double bonds within their molecular structures; however, these bonds exist in different positions. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2023 However, there is a slight difference in the placement of a double bond in the chemical structure of delta-8, resulting in some distinct effects. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double bond was in 1889

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“Double bond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20bond. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

double bond

noun
: a chemical bond in which two atoms in a molecule share two pairs of electrons compare single bond, triple bond

Medical Definition

double bond

noun
: a chemical bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms in a molecule and which is usually represented in chemical formulas by two lines (as in the formula for ethylene H2C=CH2) compare triple bond see unsaturated sense b

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