Quadrivalence

quadrivalent

[kwod-ruh-vey-luhnt, kwo-driv-uh-]
adjective Chemistry.
1.
having a valence of four; tetravalent.
2.
exhibiting four different valences, as antimony with valences of 5, 4, 3, and −3.

Origin:
1860–65; quadri- + -valent

quadrivalence, quadrivalency, noun
quadrivalently, adverb
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quadrivalent (ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪlənt)
 
adj
chem another word for tetravalent
 
quadri'valency
 
n
 
quadri'valence
 
n

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quadrivalent quad·ri·va·lent (kwŏd'rə-vā'lənt)
adj.

  1. Having four valences.

  2. Having a valence of four; tetravalent.

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