Translation of valency in Spanish:

valency

Pronunciation: /ˈveɪlənsi/

n (pl -cies)

  • 1.1 [Chem] valencia (f) oxygen has a valency of two el oxígeno tiene valencia dos or es bivalente
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    • The degree of flocculation, and hence randomness of particle orientations on sedimentation, generally increases with the concentration and valency of the cations in the solution.
    • It is well-known that aggregation can be induced by changes in pH, the salt concentration, valency of ions, or the polarity of the solvent.
    • Depending on the charges of additional groups that may be bound to the phosphate group, phospholipids in water can have a valency between - 2 and + 1, and also neutral groups are possible.
    1.2 [Ling] valencia (f)
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    • The purpose of this paper is to study the factors involved in the changing valency of the reflexes of ABHORRERE / ABHORRESCERE in Castilian, ie aborrir ~ aburrir and aborre cer.

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