what are coordinate bond

what are coordinate bond


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Saurabh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 2400 Points
8 years ago
Co-ordinate (dative covalent) bonding

A covalent bond is formed by two atoms sharing a pair of electrons. The atoms are held together because the electron pair is attracted by both of the nuclei.

In the formation of a simple covalent bond, each atom supplies one electron to the bond - but that doesn't have to be the case. A co-ordinate bond (also called a dative covalent bond) is a covalent bond (a shared pair of electrons) in which both electrons come from the same atom.
Om thakur
11 Points
7 years ago
Coordinate bonds are those covalent bonds where the electron pair is provided by only one of the bonded atoms, but shared by both the atoms.

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