Associations to the word «Valence»


VALENCE, noun. (chemistry) (medicine) (obsolete outside compounds) An extract; a preparation, now especially one effective against a certain number of strains of a pathogen.
VALENCE, noun. (chemistry) 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
VALENCE, noun. (chemistry) The number of binding sites of a molecule, such as an antibody or antigen
VALENCE, noun. (linguistics) 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").
VALENCE, noun. (psychology) A one-dimensional value assigned to an object, situation, or state, that can usually be positive or negative
VALENCE, noun. (sociology) value
VALENCE, noun. Alternative spelling of valance
VALENCE BAND, noun. (physics) The highest range of electron energies in an insulator or semiconductor that can be populated; it corresponds to the valence electrons of the constituent atoms
VALENCE BOND, noun. (chemistry) A bond formed between one or more pairs of electrons in the valence shell of two or more atoms
VALENCE ELECTRON, noun. (chemistry) any of the electrons in the outermost shell of an atom; capable of forming bonds with other atoms
VALENCE ELECTRONS, noun. Plural of valence electron
VALENCE ISOMER, noun. (chemistry) Any of a set of structural isomers that are related by a pericyclic reaction
VALENCE ISSUE, noun. (politics) Issues on which most voters and candidates share the same opinion.
VALENCE SHELL, noun. (chemistry) the outermost shell of electrons in an atom; these electrons take part in bonding with other atoms

Dictionary definition

VALENCE, noun. (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate.
VALENCE, noun. (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent).

Wise words

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe