Definition of tetravalent in English:

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tetravalent

Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˈvālənt/

adjective

Chemistry
Having a valence of four.
Example sentences
  • In 1857, he suggested that the carbon atom was tetravalent, that is, it could bond with four other atoms.
  • Electrolytic means have been used to reduce the metal from its tetravalent state to both the bi- and trivalent forms by employing acid electrolytes and electrodes of cither lead, copper, platinum, or mercury jet.
  • Every node in this graph was tetravalent: connected by four edges to four other nodes.

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Syllabification: tet·ra·va·lent

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