the formation and nature of covalent bonds
the number of covalent bonds that a particular atom can make with other atoms in forming a molecule
[koh-vey-luh ns] /koʊˈveɪ ləns/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms. adj. 1929, from covalence (1919), from co- + valence. covalent co·va·lent (kō-vā’lənt) adj. Of or relating to a chemical bond characterized by one or more pairs of shared electrons.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms. noun 1. 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 covalent bond n. A chemical bond formed by the […]
[koh-vey-luh ns] /koʊˈveɪ ləns/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms.
[koh-vair-ee-uh ns] /koʊˈvɛər i əns/ noun, Statistics. 1. the expectation or mean value of the variable formed by multiplying the differences obtained by subtracting two given variates from their respective means; the product of the standard deviations of two given variates and the coefficient of correlation between them. /kəʊˈvɛərɪəns/ noun 1. (statistics) a measure of […]