Definition of Covalency

1. Noun. Valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share.

Exact synonyms: Covalence
Generic synonyms: Valence, Valency
Derivative terms: Covalent, Covalent



Definition of Covalency

1. Noun. (chemistry) (alternative spelling of covalence) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Covalency

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covalency

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couturiere
couturieres
couturiers
couvade
couvades
couvercle
couvert
couverts
couverture
couzeranite
covaledictorian
covalence
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covalencies
covalency (current term)
covalent
covalent bond
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covalently closed circular DNA
covariable
covariables
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covariances
covariant
covariantisation
covariantization
covariantizations
covariantize

Literary usage of Covalency

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"In his 1939 definition of ionicity, which he calls /', Pauling states that there is a sharing of covalency (defined as 1 — i) between resonating bonds in ..."

2. Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-lived Radionuclide Chemistry in Nuclear by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (1998)
"The separation comes from a tiny covalency effect, stronger for An than for Ln with the soft donor, the role of the hard donor being to remove water ..."

3. Evaluation of Speciation Technology: Workshop Proceedings, Tokai-Mura by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"... 4f-electrons of the lanthanides, and that the degree of covalency in these elements is relatively small compared to the covalency in d-group elements. ..."

4. Modelling in Aquatic Chemistry by Ingmar Grenthe, Ignasi Puigdomenech, Bert Allard (1997)
"Ion-ion and ion-dipole interactions are used when discussing chemical bonding in terms of "ionicity" versus "covalency", and when making correlations of ..."

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