valence

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valence /ˈveɪləns/ noun
also valency /ˈveɪlənsi/
plural valences also valencies
valence
/ˈveɪləns/
noun
also valency /ˈveɪlənsi/
plural valences also valencies
Learner's definition of VALENCE
[count] chemistry
: the amount of power of an atom which is determined by the number of electrons the atom will lose, gain, or share when it forms compounds
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