Coordinate-bond definition

A type of covalent bond in which both the shared electrons are contributed by one of the two atoms.
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A covalent chemical bond between two atoms that is produced when one atom shares a pair of electrons with another atom lacking such a pair.
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The type of covalent bond in which the shared pair of electrons is supplied by only one of the atoms; dative bond.
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The definition of a coordinate bond is a chemical bond between two atoms when one of the atoms shares a pair of electrons.

An example of a coordinate bond is the relationship between hydrogen chloride and ammonia when the ammonium ions are formed by the transfer of a hydrogen ion to the pair of electrons in the ammonia molecule.

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(chemistry) One of the bonds between the central metal atom of a coordination compound and its ligands.
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(chemistry) A type of covalent bond where the two electrons being shared originate from the same atom; a dative bond.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coordinate-bond
Plural:
coordinate-bonds