non·​bond·​ing ˌnän-ˈbän-diŋ How to pronounce nonbonding (audio)
: relating to, being, or occupying a molecular orbital that neither promotes nor inhibits bond formation between atoms
a nonbonding electron

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonbonding was in 1931

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“Nonbonding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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