electrovalent

electrovalent

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  • electrovalent — adjective Of or pertaining to electrovalency / electrovalence …   Wiktionary

  • electrovalent — elec·tro·va·lent (e lek″tro vaґlənt) pertaining to electrovalence or to an ionic bond …   Medical dictionary

  • electrovalent — [ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ) veɪl(ə)nt] adjective Chemistry (of bonding) ionic. Derivatives electrovalence noun electrovalency noun Origin 1920s: from electro + valent, on the pattern of trivalent …   English new terms dictionary

  • electrovalent — adj. Chem. linking ions by a bond resulting from electrostatic attraction. Derivatives: electrovalence n. electrovalency n. Etymology: ELECTRO + valent after trivalent etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • electrovalent bond — /əlɛktroʊˌveɪlənt ˈbɒnd/ (say uhlektroh.vayluhnt bond) noun a chemical bond formed by the transfer of one or more electrons from one atom to another, the resulting ions being held together by electrostatic attraction. Also, ionic bond, polar bond …   Australian-English dictionary

  • electrovalent bond — noun a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains an electron to form a negative ion • Syn: ↑ionic bond, ↑electrostatic bond • Hypernyms: ↑chemical bond, ↑bond * * * noun : a chemical bond… …   Useful english dictionary

  • electrovalence — electrovalent, adj. electrovalently, adv. /i lek troh vay leuhns/, n. Chem. 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… …   Universalium

  • electrovalentbond — electrovalent bond n. See ionic bond. * * * …   Universalium

  • ionic bond — Chem. the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons. Also called electrovalence, electrovalent bond. [1935 40] * * * Electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions in a chemical compound.… …   Universalium

  • ionic bond — noun a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains an electron to form a negative ion • Syn: ↑electrovalent bond, ↑electrostatic bond • Hypernyms: ↑chemical bond, ↑bond * * * noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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