[ ih-lek-troh-vey-luh ns ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈveɪ ləns /

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.
Also e·lec·tro·va·len·cy.

Origin of electrovalence

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

OTHER WORDS FROM electrovalence

e·lec·tro·va·lent, adjectivee·lec·tro·va·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrovalency



/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈveɪlənsɪ) /


chem the valency of a substance in forming ions, equal to the number of electrons gained or lost

Derived forms of electrovalency

electrovalent, adjectiveelectrovalently, adverb
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