Covalent Bond

Science / Chemistry / Covalent Bond: A covalent bond is a very strong attraction between two or more atoms that are sharing their electrons. In structural formulas, covalent bonds are represented by a line drawn between the symbols of the bonded atoms.

Other Words for Bond

Bond Verb Synonyms: cement, bind, hold together, stick, cohere
Bond Noun Synonyms: tie(s), shackles, chains, fetters, manacles, handcuffs, trammels, thongs, cord(s), rope(s), restraint(s), constraint(s), check(s), control(s), rein(s)
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Polar Bond

Science / Chemistry / Polar Bond: A bond involving electrons that are unequally shared. Polar bonds can be thought of as intermediate between the extremes represented by covalent bonds and ionic bonds. MORE

Polar Covalent Bond

Science / Biology / Polar Covalent Bond: A covalent bond in which atoms share electrons in an unequal fashion. The resulting molecule has regions with positive and negative charges. The presence of polar covalent bonds allows other polar mol MORE

Ionic Bond

Science / Biology / Ionic Bond: A chemical bond in which atoms of opposite charge are held together by electrostatic attraction. MORE

Triple Bond

Science / Chemistry / Triple Bond: A covalent bond that involves 3 bonding pairs. In the valence bond theory, one of the bonds in a triple bond is a sigma bond and the other two are pi bonds. For example, the central bond in acetylene MORE

Network Covalent Solid

Science / Chemistry / Network Covalent Solid: A substance which consists of an array of atoms held together by an array of covalent bonds. A crystal of a network covalent solid is actually a single, gigantic molecule. Diamond and quartz are examp MORE

Peptide Bond

Science / Biology / Peptide Bond: A covalent bond that links two amino acids together to form a polypeptide chain. A covalent bond between the amine end of one amino acid and the acid end of another amino acid. MORE

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