multivalent

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multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms atomic number 15 , P , phosphorus
abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions) atomic number 16 , S , sulfur , sulphur
hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing atomic number 24 , chromium , Cr
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