Sunday, May 15, 2011

Coordinate Bond or Dative Bond

Coordinate Bond may be defined as, "the bond formed between the two atoms or ions in which the contribution of shared pair of electron is made by a single atom while sharing is done by both". The atom which contributes the electron pair for bond formation is called Donor Atom while the one which accepts the electron pair is called as Acceptor Atom. The bond is shown by an arrow (→) pointing towards the acceptor atom. A few examples of coordinate bond are as follows;
(i). Ozone (O3):
 
 

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