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electrovalence

[ ih-lek-troh-vey-luhns ]
/ 瑟藢l蓻k tro蕣藞ve瑟 l蓹ns /
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noun Chemistry.
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.
Also called electrovalent bond . ionic bond.
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Origin of electrovalence

First recorded in 1920鈥25; electro(n) + valence

OTHER WORDS FROM electrovalence

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