Definition of electrovalent in English:

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electrovalent

Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈveɪl(ə)nt/

adjective

Chemistry
(Of bonding) resulting from electrostatic attraction between positive and negative ions; ionic.
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

Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈveɪl(ə)ns/
noun
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

Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈveɪl(ə)nsi/
noun
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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Line breaks: elec¦tro|valent

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