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valence
Part of Speech: noun
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1. 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.
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