Definition of electrovalent in English:

electrovalent

Syllabification: e·lec·tro·va·lent
Pronunciation: /iˌlektrəˈvālənt
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • (Of bonding) resulting from electrostatic attraction between positive and negative ions; ionic.
    More example sentences
    • Another type of bond that occurs when electrons are transferred between atoms is called an ionic bond (or electrovalent bond).
    • Scientists also call ionic bonds electrovalent bonds.
    • The bond that is formed between the two ions is an ionic bond (sometimes also called an electrovalent bond), and the compound produced is an ionic compound.

Derivatives

electrovalence

noun
More example sentences
  • Electrovalence is just another word for something that has given up its electron and become an ion.
  • The receptor recognition site can change its electrovalence and exchange divalent or monovalent counter ions for either decamethonium or muscarone.

electrovalency

noun
More example sentences
  • Electrovalency is related to the concepts of electronegativity and valence electrons, and indicates the number of electrons necessary for an ion to have a balanced electric charge.
  • What factors limit electrovalency?

Origin

1920s: from electro- + -valent, on the pattern of trivalent.

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