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  • adj. containing or characterized by a covalent bond

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  • adj. of or relating to or characterized by covalence

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Examples

  • Strong Bonds That Make Molecules A second kind of chemical bond, called covalent from the Latin, “of equal power”, produces stable molecules.

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  • Their attention is always moving, and their emotions are always covalent, that is, they're always feeling multiple things at the same time.

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  • The bond which above all others had prevented a general application of the Berzelius theory is now commonly known as the covalent bond.

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  • Dichtel's strategy uses organic dye molecules assembled into a structure known as a covalent organic framework (COF).

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  • Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell, employed a strategy that uses organic dye molecules assembled into a structure known as a covalent organic framework (COF).

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  • It usually achieves its valence shell octet of electrons by 'covalent' bonding, sharing electrons with other atoms, often with one or more other carbon atoms and one or more atoms of different elements also behaving as if they wanted to fill their own valence shells.

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  • Scripps University researchers have developed a "covalent" immunization method that allows for near-instantaneous immunity

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  • The two types of atoms bond together into a single structure by sharing the unpaired electrons in the outermost electron shells surrounding their nuclei - i.e., by 'covalent' bonds.

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  • Another step in the application of the electronic structure of atoms to chemistry was taken in 1916, when Gilbert Newton Lewis suggested that strong (covalent) bonds between atoms involve a sharing of two electrons between these atoms (electron-pair bond).

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  • Ever notice how those chemical reactions are talking about either ionic or covalent bonds?

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  • covalent - The ability to form a bond in which two atoms share a pair of electrons.
    Think of the middle part of a venn diagram. Covalent relationship - could be the relationship of two divorced parents bound by the committment to a child of the former marriage.

    June 8, 2009

  • covalent - The ability to form a bond in which two atoms share a pair of electrons.
    Think of the middle part of a venn diagram. Covalent relationship - could be the relationship of two divorced parents bound by the committment to a child of the former marriage.

    June 8, 2009

  • In the context of e.g. software and product development: means "taking into account the various needs of all stakeholder communities"

    June 8, 2009