Definition of Pentavalent

1. Adjective. Having a valence of five.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Partainyms: Valence



Definition of Pentavalent

1. a. Having a valence of five; -- said of certain atoms and radicals.

Definition of Pentavalent

1. Adjective. (inorganic chemistry) having a valence of 5 ¹

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Definition of Pentavalent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pentavalent

1. Having a valence of five; said of certain atoms and radicals. Origin: Penta- + L. Valens, p. Pr. See Valence. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentavalent

pentathionic acid
pentathiophene
pentathlete
pentathletes
pentathlon
pentathlons
pentatomic
pentatonic
pentatonic scale
pentatonic scales
pentatriacontane
pentatriacontanoic
pentatriacontanoic acid
pentatriene
pentatrienes
pentavalent (current term)
pentavalent gas gangrene antitoxin
pentaxin
pentaxins
pentazocine
pentazocines
pentazole
pentazoles
penteconter
penteconters
pentecost
pentecostalism
pentecoster
pentecosters
pentecosties

Literary usage of Pentavalent

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1907)
"In the molecule of oxygen, O2, there is Hule reason for choosing between a di- or pentavalent character from a purely chemical point of view, ..."

2. General Chemistry by Hamilton Perkins Cady (1916)
"pentavalent COMPOUNDS The pentavalent compounds are formed from the trivalent by the action of oxidizing agents. Antimony Pentasulfide. ..."

3. The Arrangement of Atoms in Space by Jacobus Henricus Hoff, Alfred Werner (1898)
"COMPOUNDS CONTAINING pentavalent NITROGEN Besides these researches on derivatives where the nitrogen is trivalent, there are some observations of Le Bel's ..."

4. The Arrangement of Atoms in Space by Jacobus Henricus Hoff, Alfred Werner (1898)
"COMPOUNDS CONTAINING pentavalent NITROGEN Besides these researches on derivatives where the nitrogen is trivalent, there are some observations of Le Bel's ..."

5. A Compendium of Chemistry by Carl Arnold (1904)
"Of these pentavalent monobasic acids three are known. They are produced by the action of Ca(OH)2 ... Monohydric Compounds of pentavalent Alcohol Radicals. ..."

6. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds; Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1885)
"Its ester crystallizes in large plates, melting at 58°, and boiling near 325° (Ann., 214, 77). C(C02H)2 pentavalent COMPOUNDS. ..."

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