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Definition of Covalent compound

Covalent compound Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Compare with ionic bond and ionic compound .A compound made of molecules - not ions. The atoms in the compound are bound together by shared electrons. Also called a molecular compound.
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A covalent bond is a chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms. These electron pairs are known as shared pairs or bonding pairs, and the stable balance of attractive and repulsive forces between atoms, when they share electrons, is known as covalent bonding. For many molecules, the sharing of electrons allows each atom to attain the equivalent of a full outer shell, corresponding to a stable electronic configuration.

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