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electrovalence

[ih-lek-troh-vey-luh ns] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈveɪ ləns/
noun, Chemistry
1.
Also called polar valence. the valence of an ion, equal to the number of positive or negative charges acquired by an atom through a loss or gain of electrons.
2.
Also called electrovalent bond. ionic bond.
Also, electrovalency.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; electro(n) + valence
Related forms
electrovalent, adjective
electrovalently, adverb
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