covalent
adjective Date: circa 1926 of, relating to, or characterized by covalent bonds • covalently adverb

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  • covalent — covalent, ente [ kovalɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • mil. XXe; de covalence ♦ Sc. Relatif à la covalence. Liaison covalente, de covalence. « Les liaisons covalentes [...] sont dues à la mise en commun d orbitales électroniques entre deux ou plusieurs atomes »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • covalent — COVALÉNT, Ă, covalenţi, te, adj. (Despre elemente chimice) Care prezintă covalenţă. – Din germ. kovalent. Trimis de LauraGellner, 30.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  covalént adj. → valent Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … …   Dicționar Român

  • covalent — 1929, from covalence (1919), from CO (Cf. co ) + VALENCE (Cf. valence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • covalent — adjective /ko(ʊ)ve(ɪ)lənt/ containing or characterized by a covalent bond See Also: covalency, covalence …   Wiktionary

  • covalent — adj. Chem. of, relating to, or characterized by covalency. Phrases and idioms: covalent bond Chem. a bond formed by sharing of electrons usu. in pairs by two atoms in a molecule. Derivatives: covalence n. covalently adv. Etymology: CO + valent,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • covalent — See covalency. * * * …   Universalium

  • covalent — Denoting an interatomic bond characterized by the sharing of 2, 4, or 6 electrons. * * * co·va·lent (koґva lənt) see under bond …   Medical dictionary

  • covalént — adj. m., pl. covalénţi; f. sg. covaléntã, pl. covalénte …   Romanian orthography

  • covalent — adj. of or related to the sharing of electrons (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • covalent — [kəʊ veɪl(ə)nt] adjective Chemistry relating to or denoting chemical bonds formed by the sharing of electrons between atoms. Often contrasted with ionic. Derivatives covalence noun covalency noun covalently adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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