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In a water molecule, each hydrogen atom (H) shares an electron (yellow) with the oxygen atom (O).
A chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electrons, especially pairs of electrons, between atoms.
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(Chemistry) a type of chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule, esp the sharing of a pair of electrons by two adjacent atoms
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the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms.
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Covalent bonding as seen in a hydrogen chloride molecule. The hydrogen atom (H) shares an electron (yellow) with the chloride atom (Cl).
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|Noun||1.||covalent bond - a chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule|
double bond - a covalent bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms
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