Related formsdi·va·lence, noun
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The elements are divalent in almost all of their compounds, and these compounds in solution give simple, divalent, colorless ions.
Silver acts as a univalent element and calcium as a divalent element in the formation of their respective nitrates and chlorides.
In the divalent oxygen we meet with the modification called ozone, which, although unstable, changes but slowly into oxygen.
Thus hydrochloric acid is better than sulphuric, on account of the stabilizing effect of the divalent SO4— ion on a negative sol.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
In the other series the metals are divalent and resemble magnesium salts in formulas.