- 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.
Also e·lec·tro·va·len·cy.Related formse·lec·tro·va·lent, adjectivee·lec·tro·va·lent·ly, adverb
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