# Constructive Interference

## Constructive Interference Definition:

**Constructive Interference** is a term used in wave dynamics which means that two waves superimpose and are in the same phase, they form a *wave of larger magnitude*.

## Constructive Interference Explained:

To understand constructive interference we must first understand a few basic properties of a wave. These include, amplitude, frequency, wavelength, and phase. If we visualize all these properties keeping in mind that an electron is also represented as a wave, the properties of all interacting electron waves will be the same.

*Constructive interference is an important aspect to consider in the formation of covalent bonds*, which essentially represent the overlapping of atomic orbitals (electron density).

The diagram below will help you understand these properties –

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