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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having a valence of two or having two valences.

Usage examples (29)
  • The oxygen in the compound is therefore divalent, just as it is in water.
  • Univalent hydrogen and divalent oxygen will then have the symbols H - and - O -.
  • In the other series the metals are divalent and resemble magnesium salts in formulas.
  • A divalent element, on the other hand, will combine with two atoms of a univalent element. for more
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