electrovalence

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electrovalency

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Definition of electrovalence

  1. :  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

electrovalent

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electrovalently

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Origin and Etymology of electrovalence

electr- + valence, valency


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