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covalency

(US), covalence Chemistry
1. the formation and nature of covalent bonds
2. the number of covalent bonds that a particular atom can make with other atoms in forming a molecule

covalence

[kō′vā·ləns]
(chemistry)
The number of covalent bonds which an atom can form.
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It has been suggested that the covalently bound lipid layer provides a template upon which the free lipids form intercellular lamellae [38].
We see even higher contact angle changes than described in former publications with covalently bound spiropyran [16, 17, 20, 21].
(11-13) The hydroxyl group of HEA not only reacts with PIH to form covalently crosslinking networks, but also engages in intramolecular and/or intermolecular hydrogen bonding with carbonyl, ether, or other electronegative acceptor functionality in the polymeric states.
Comparison between both methods shows higher IE in covalently immobilized lipase at minimum immobilization time, but no significant differences observed when the time was increased.
The covalently cross-linked and hydrophobically modified ALG-H was prepared.
In this case, the researchers used covalently cross-linked gels, which contain irreversible chemical bonds.
Spectronics' Select XLE-Series UV crosslinker covalently binds nucleic acids to membranes in under 30 sec-240x faster than vacuum-oven baking.
Chemists, materials scientists and engineers, and other researchers report recent findings regarding polymeric biomaterials, including interpenetrating polymer networks (IPM), a form in which two or more networks are at least partially interlaced but not covalently bonded.
The arsenic disappeared, indicating it wasn't covalently bound to DNA.
Captivate[TM] particles consist of a magnetite core enveloped by a ceramic zirconium oxide coating, to which carefully selected and purified antibodies to surface components of the target microorganism are covalently coupled.
Law emerges covalently with any and every society (it can emerge and be maintained in the absence of a coercive state).
Other admirable qualifies include the wherewithal to covalently bind nucleic acid samples to membranes in less than 30 seconds (240 times faster than vacuum-oven baking, according to the firm), and enhance sample visibility on autoradiograms by up to 445 percent.