Definition of monovalent in English:

monovalent

Syllabification: mon·o·va·lent
Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈvālənt
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • Having a valence of one.
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    • These channels appear to be plasma membrane-located and non-selective, being permeable to both monovalent and divalent cations.
    • The phenyl group is a monovalent organic radical, derived from benzene.
    • The hydrophobic fourfold channels, in contrast, present large energy barriers for both monovalent and divalent ions, practically insurmountable for the latter.

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