Coordinate Bond Definition

Definition: A coordinate bond is a covalent bond between two atoms where one of the atoms provides both electrons that form the bond.

Also Known As: coordinate covalent bond, dipolar bond, dative bond

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Coordinate Bond Definition." ThoughtCo, Nov. 27, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-coordinate-bond-604955. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, November 27). Coordinate Bond Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-coordinate-bond-604955 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Coordinate Bond Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-coordinate-bond-604955 (accessed January 17, 2018).