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1another term for valency
- ‘The difference in the valence of phosphorous and silicon provides the free electrons needed for metal-like behaviour.’
- ‘These data can only be explained if one assumes that the affective valence of the prime is processed, even though this is not necessary for the task at hand.’
- 1.1[as modifier] Relating to or denoting electrons involved in or available for chemical bond formation:‘molecules with unpaired valence electrons’
- ‘Nonmetals with eight valence electrons are chemically unreactive.’
- ‘Oxygen has six valence electrons.’
- ‘These superconductors usually contain more oxygen atoms than predicted by valence theory.’
- ‘The electrons in the highest energy level are called valence electrons.’
- ‘The metalloids have an intermediate number of valence electrons.’
- variant spelling of valance
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