Definition of Divalent

1. Adjective. Having a valence of two or having two valences.

Exact synonyms: Bivalent
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Partainyms: Valence, Valence



Definition of Divalent

1. a. Having two units of combining power; bivalent. Cf. Valence.

Definition of Divalent

1. Adjective. (chemistry) Having a valence of two. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Divalent

1. having a valence of two [adj]

Medical Definition of Divalent

1. An atom or radical group which has a valence of two, or which can combine with two (rather than one) different other atoms or molecules. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divalent

diva-ish
divable
divacancies
divacancy
divadom
divaesque
divagate
divagated
divagates
divagating
divagation
divagations
divaish
divalence
divalences
divalent (current term)
divalently
divalents
divalike
divalproex sodium
divan
divan bed
divanadium
divans
divaplon
divaricate
divaricated
divaricately
divaricates
divaricating

Literary usage of Divalent

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1. Stereochemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1907)
"A.—ISOMERIC DERIVATIVES OF divalent PLATINUM. ... There are three chief classes of the ammonium addition products of divalent platinum salts, ..."

2. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1891)
"divalent COMPOUNDS. The introduction of two monovalent groups into the hydrocarbons for two hydrogen atoms produces the divalent compounds. ..."

3. Treatise on General and Industrial Organic Chemistry by Ettore Molinari (1921)
"HYDROXY-ACIDS A. SATURATED divalent MONOBASIC ACIDS These may be regarded as derived from monobasic acids by the replacement of an atom of hydrogen (not ..."

4. A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by George S. Newth (1903)
"In its power to satisfy the affinities of an element, a divalent atom is equal to two monovalent atoms : thus, when the affinities of the tetravalent carbon ..."

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