electrovalency

electrovalency
a) The net electric charge on an ion
b) The number of electrons gained or lost during the formation of an ionic bond
See Also: electrovalent

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  • electrovalency — elektroninis valentingumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. electrovalency vok. Elektrovalenz, f rus. электровалентность, f pranc. électrovalence, f; valence électrochimique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • electrovalency — e·lec·tro·va·len·cy (ĭ lĕk trō vāʹlən sē) n. Electrovalence. * * * …   Universalium

  • electrovalency — /əlɛktroʊˈveɪlənsi/ (say uhlektroh vayluhnsee), /i / (say ee ) noun the valency of an ion, equal to the number of electrons lost or gained by the atom which becomes the ion. Also, US, electrovalence. –electrovalent, adjective …  

  • electrovalency — noun see electrovalence * * * electrovaˈlency or electrovaˈlence noun Union within a chemical compound achieved by transfer of electrons, the resulting ions being held together by electrostatic attraction (cf ↑covalency) • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • electrovalence — “+ noun or electrovalency “+ Etymology: electr + valence, valency : valence characterized by the transfer of one or more electrons from one atom to another with the formation of ions (as in sodium chloride and other simple salts); also : the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Electron counting — is a formalism used for classifying compounds and for explaining or predicting electronic structure and bonding. Many rules in chemistry rely on electron counting:*Octet rule for main group elements, especially the lighter ones such as carbon,… …   Wikipedia

  • electrovalence — electrovalent, adj. electrovalently, adv. /i lek troh vay leuhns/, n. Chem. 1. Also called polar valence. the valence of an ion, equal to the number of positive or negative charges acquired by an atom through a loss or gain of electrons. 2. Also… …   Universalium

  • electrovalent — adjective Of or pertaining to electrovalency / electrovalence …   Wiktionary

  • electrovalent — [ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ) veɪl(ə)nt] adjective Chemistry (of bonding) ionic. Derivatives electrovalence noun electrovalency noun Origin 1920s: from electro + valent, on the pattern of trivalent …   English new terms dictionary

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