Noun Valence Definition and Examples


Noun:

Valence

Pronunciation:

/ˈveɪl(ə)ns/

Definition:
1.

noun

  1. 'In covalent compounds the valence of an atom may be less obvious.'
  2. 'These data can only be explained if one assumes that the affective valence of the prime is processed, even though this is not necessary for the task at hand.'
  3. 'The difference in the valence of phosphorous and silicon provides the free electrons needed for metal-like behaviour.'
  4. 'molecules with unpaired valence electrons'
  5. 'The metalloids have an intermediate number of valence electrons.'
  6. 'The electrons in the highest energy level are called valence electrons.'
((n.) The degree of combining power of an atom (or radical) as shown by the number of atoms of hydrogen (or of other monads, as chlorine, sodium, etc.) with which it will combine, or for which it can be substituted, or with which it can be compared; thus, an atom of hydrogen is a monad, and has a valence of one; the atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon are respectively dyads, triads, and tetrads, and have a valence respectively of two, three, and four.)


noun

1. Chemistry. the quality that determines the number of atoms or groups with which any single atom or group will unite chemically. the relative combining capacity of an atom or group compared with that of the standard hydrogen atom. The chloride ion, Cl–, with a valence of one, has the capacity to unite with one atom of hydrogen or its equivalent, as in HCl or NaCl.

2. Immunology. the number of determinants per molecule of antigen.

3. the capacity of one person or thing to react with or affect another in some special way, as by attraction or the facilitation of a function or activity.


Examples:

"There can be valence technologies."
"There can be valence electrons."
"There can be valence bands."
"There can be valence clusters."
"There can be valence shells."
"There can be valence forces."
"There can be valence caskets."
"There can be valence areas."
"There can be valence orbitals."
"There can be valence options."
"There can be valence manorses."
"There can be valence families."
"There can be valence factories."
"There can be valence angles."
"valences can be to places."
"valences can be in souths."
"valences can be with dynasties."
"valences can be to switchings."
"valences can be to behaviours."
"valences can be on places."
"valences can spend careers in services."
"valences can inherit lordshipses near people/places/organizations."
"valences can have people/places/organizations with attempts."
"valences can have people/places/organizations in commons."
"valences can inherit near people/places/organizations."
"valences can travel to hives."
"valences can stand to attentions."
"valences can spend in services."
"valences can sit in/at/on hours."
"valences can sit in chairs."
"valences can sidle up to people/places/organizations."
"valences can shudder at mentions."
"valences can have with attempts."
"valences can have in commons."
"valences can stand to attentions."
"valences can spend in services."
"valences can sit in/at/on hours."
"valences can sit in chairs."
"valences can sidle up to people/places/organizations."
"valences can shudder at mentions."

Origin:
Late Middle English: from late Latin valentia ‘power, competence’, from valere ‘be well or strong’.

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