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Denoting an interatomic bond characterized by the sharing of 2, 4, or 6 electrons.
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Denoting an interatomic bond characterized by the sharing of two, four, or six electrons.
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The sharing of electrons between two atoms, which bonds the atoms.
covalent (-ĕnt), adjective
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Therefore the aim of this study was to immobilize AOG by using the covalent binding method with the highest possible activity yield on Eupergit CM.
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The interfacial area occupied by the electrostatic conjugate decreased more rapidly than that occupied by the covalent conjugate.
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It states that nitrogen atoms cannot have five covalent bonds.