nonbonding

adjective
non·​bond·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈbän-diŋ How to pronounce nonbonding (audio) \

Definition of nonbonding

: relating to, being, or occupying a molecular orbital that neither promotes nor inhibits bond formation between atoms a nonbonding electron

First Known Use of nonbonding

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonbonding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbonding. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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