triple bond

noun

: 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 fixing it in a plant-usable form is tricky because N2 is bound together by a highly stable triple bond. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 14 Apr. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

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

Kids Definition

triple bond

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

Medical Definition

triple bond

noun
tri·​ple bond ˈtrip-əl- How to pronounce triple bond (audio)
: 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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