polar covalent bond


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polar covalent bond

A covalent bond in which one atom attracts the shared pair of electrons more strongly than does the other atom, and thus has a slightly negative charge. The atom with the weaker attraction has a slightly positive charge.
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polar covalent bond

A chemical bond in which electrons are shared unequally between the two linked atoms. The effect is that one end of the resulting molecule has a slight negative charge while the other end is slightly positive.