triple bond

noun

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20bond. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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triple bond

noun

English Language Learners Definition of triple bond

technical : a chemical bond in which three atoms in a molecule share three pairs of electrons

triple bond

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tri·​ple bond | \ ˈtrip-əl- How to pronounce triple bond (audio) \

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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