valency

Definitions of valency
1

n the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds

Type of:
chemical phenomenon
any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)

n (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)

Synonyms:
valence
Types:
covalence, covalency
valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share
Type of:
power, powerfulness
possession of controlling influence

n (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate

Synonyms:
valence
Type of:
power, powerfulness
possession of controlling influence

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