- having a valence of two, as the ferrous ion, Fe++.
Origin of divalent
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Thus hydrochloric acid is better than sulphuric, on account of the stabilizing effect of the divalent SO4— ion on a negative sol.Animal Proteins
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Univalent hydrogen and divalent oxygen will then have the symbols H- and -O-.
In the divalent oxygen we meet with the modification called ozone, which, although unstable, changes but slowly into oxygen.
A divalent element, on the other hand, will combine with two atoms of a univalent element.
Silver acts as a univalent element and calcium as a divalent element in the formation of their respective nitrates and chlorides.
- having a valency of two
- having two valencies
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