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Meaning of electrovalence

e•lec•tro•va•lence

Pronunciation: (i-lek"trō-vā'luns), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. Also calledthe valence of an ion, equal to the number of positive or negative charges acquired by an atom through a loss or gain of electrons.
  2. Also calledSee
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