co-valence

covalence

[koh-vey-luhns]
noun Chemistry.
the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms.

Origin:
1915–20; co- + valence

covalent, adjective
covalently, adverb
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covalence

noun
valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share 
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