electrovalent

electrovalence

[ih-lek-troh-vey-luhns]
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:
1920–25; electro(n) + valence

electrovalent, adjective
electrovalently, adverb
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electrovalency or electrovalence (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈveɪlənsɪ)
 
n
chem the valency of a substance in forming ions, equal to the number of electrons gained or lost
 
electrovalence or electrovalence
 
n
 
electrovalent or electrovalence
 
adj
 
electrovalently or electrovalence
 
adv

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