Definition of non-valent in English:

non-valent

adjective

Chemistry
  • Originally: (now rare) not readily forming chemical bonds; inert. Later: having a formal oxidation state of zero; = "zerovalent".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From non- + -valent.

Pronunciation

non-valent

/nɒnˈveɪl(ə)nt//nɒnˈveɪlənt/