Definition of tervalent in English:

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tervalent

Pronunciation: /təːˈveɪl(ə)nt/

adjective

Chemistry
Another term for trivalent.
Example sentences
  • The incorporation of the aforementioned additional anions in the composition can be effective in the form of the acids or salts, typically, the calcium and tervalent iron or aluminum salts.
  • Due to the proximity of the half-wave potentials of the formal 1+/0 and 0/1- couples, there is substantial disproportionation of the redox sites at room temperature, resulting in a conductive tervalent mixed-valent material.
  • The second deoxygenating step requires a nucleophilic tervalent phosphorus reagent, which attacks at thenitroso oxygen with the probable formation of intermedi-ate 6.

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