Definition of single bond in English:

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single bond


A chemical bond in which one pair of electrons is shared between two atoms.
Example sentences
  • A carbon atom with two single bonds and one double bond carries a valence of four.
  • If a single bond is made by sharing one electron from each atom, each oxygen then has seven electrons, one short of an octet.
  • In the nitro group, the central nitrogen atom is involved in both a double bond and a single bond.

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