electrovalence

noun
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Definition of electrovalence 

: valence characterized by the transfer of one or more electrons from one atom to another with the formation of ions (as in sodium chloride and other simple salts) also : the number of positive or negative charges acquired by an atom by the loss or gain of electrons

called also ionic valence

distinguished from covalence

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Other words from electrovalence

electrovalent \"+ \ adjective
electrovalently \"+ \ adverb

History and Etymology for electrovalence

electr- + valence, valency

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