what is co-ordinate covalent bonding?

Asked by  | 25th Aug, 2012, 10:53: AM

Expert Answer:

 

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.

Answered by  | 25th Aug, 2012, 02:45: PM

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