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electrovalence

[ih-lek-troh-vey-luh ns]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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.
  2. Also called electrovalent bond. ionic bond.
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Also e·lec·tro·va·len·cy.

Origin of electrovalence

First recorded in 1920–25; electro(n) + valence
Related formse·lec·tro·va·lent, adjectivee·lec·tro·va·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrovalency

electrovalency

electrovalence

noun
  1. chem the valency of a substance in forming ions, equal to the number of electrons gained or lost
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Derived Formselectrovalent, adjectiveelectrovalently, adverb
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