coordinate valence

coordinate valence

[kō′ȯrd·ən·ət ′vā·ləns]
(chemistry)
A chemical bond between two atoms in which a shared pair of electrons forms the bond and the pair has been supplied by one of the two atoms. Also known as coordinate bond; dative bond.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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