triple bond


Definition of triple bond

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

Examples of triple bond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But something more may be at work: The triple bond of Z, for instance, might add to DNA’s stability and rigidity, and perhaps influence some of its other physical properties. Quanta Magazine, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of triple bond

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triple bond was in 1889

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“Triple bond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition of triple bond

: a chemical bond in which three pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms in a molecule and which is usually represented in chemical formulas by three lines — compare double bond, unsaturated sense b

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