single bond

noun
|Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of single bond

: a chemical bond in which one pair of electrons is shared by two atoms in a molecule especially when the atoms can share more than one pair of electrons — compare double bond, triple bond

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  • The new investments mark the next phase of a strategy set in motion three years ago, when co-founder Bill Gross’s bitter departure wrenched the firm from its overdependence on a single bond manager.

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First Known Use of single bond

1903

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Definition of single bond for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical bond in which two atoms in a molecule share one pair of electrons


Medical Dictionary

single bond

noun

medical Definition of single bond

: a chemical bond in which one pair of electrons is shared by two atoms in a molecule and that is usually represented in chemical formulas by a single line

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