electrovalence

noun
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variants: or electrovalency \ "+ \

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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“Electrovalence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrovalence. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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