Definition of tetravalent in English:

tetravalent

Syllabification: tet·ra·va·lent
Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˈvālənt
 
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adjective

Chemistry
  • Having a valence of four.
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    • 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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