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coordinate bond

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A covalent chemical bond between two atoms that is produced when one atom shares a pair of electrons with another atom lacking such a pair. Also called coordinate covalent bond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of covalent bond where the two electrons being shared originate from the same atom; a dative bond.
  • n. One of the bonds between the central metal atom of a coordination compound and its ligands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a covalent bond in which both electrons are provided by one of the atoms

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