Valence; the atomic or combining power of an element or radical expressed in terms of the number of atoms of hydrogen with which it will unite.

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  • Quantivalence — Quan*tiv a*lence, n. [L. quantus how much + E. valence.] (Chem.) Valence. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quantivalence — /kwon tivˈə ləns or ti vāˈləns/ (chem; now rare) noun Valency ORIGIN: L quantus how much, and valēns, entis, prp of valēre to be worth • • • quantivˈalent (or / vāˈ/) adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quantivalent — Quan*tiv a*lent, a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to quantivalence. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Valence (chemistry) — For other uses, see Valence (disambiguation). In chemistry, valence, also known as valency or valence number, is a measure of the number of bonds formed by an atom of a given element. Valence can be defined as the number of valence bonds[1] a… …   Wikipedia

  • VALENCE — À toute représentation de la matière qui la suppose grenue, se rattachent deux genres d’intuitions, l’une privilégiant les formes, l’autre les forces. On peut, en effet, imaginer sous le mode de l’intensité les interactions entre les particules… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quantivalent — quantivˈalent (or / vāˈ/) adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑quantivalence …   Useful english dictionary

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