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semipolar bond


Definition: a bond in which the two electrons shared by a pair of atoms belonged originally to only one of the atoms; often represented by a small arrow pointing toward the electron receiver; nitric acid, O(OH)N→O; phosphoric acid, (OH)3P→O.

Synonym(s): coordinate covalent bond

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