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“… five valence electrons like phosphorus …”

meanings of valence


  1. Alternative spelling of valance.
  2. Value.
  3. An extract; a preparation, now especially one effective against a certain number of strains of a pathogen.
  4. The number of binding sites of a molecule, such as an antibody or antigen.
  5. The number of arguments that a verb can have, including its subject, ranging from zero (for the likes of "It rains") to three (for the likes of "He gives her a flower") or, less commonly, four.
  6. A one-dimensional value assigned to an object, situation, or state, that can usually be positive or negative.
  7. The combining capacity of an atom, radical or functional group determined by the number of electrons that it will lose, gain, or share when it combines with other atoms etc.


  1. A city and commune, the capital of Drôme department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in southeastern France.
  2. A town, a commune of Tarn-et-Garonne department, in the Occitanie region, in southern France.
  3. A village, a commune of Charente department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in southwestern France.

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