noun, plural: valence electrons
Any of the electrons on the outermost shell of an atom and takes part in chemical... Read More
noun, plural: valences
(biology, immunology) The relative capability of a substance (e.g. antibody) to act... Read More
(immunology) Of or pertaining to having several antibodies each capable of destroying or inactivating a... Read More
Covalent Bond Definition
What is a covalent bond? In chemistry and other fundamental science fields, a covalent bond is... Read More
(Science: chemistry) Having a valence of one; univalent. See Univalent.
Origin: Mono- - L. Valens, p. Pr. See... Read More
(chemistry) Having a valence of two, as a molecule having two valences.
Word origin: di- (a... Read More
What is bivalent? In genetics, bivalent is used in describing homologous chromosomes (referred to as... Read More
Stephen H. Wright
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More
Carbon Dioxide Definition
noun, car·bon di·ox·ide, /daɪˈɒksaɪd/ (biochemistry) An inorganic compound, with the... Read More
Carbon is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of atom.... Read More
1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
2. (Science: philosophy) The... Read More
(1) To combine with oxygen; to add oxygen; to convert into an oxide.
(2) To remove hydrogen, as by the... Read More
(Science: chemistry) Of or pertaining to thallium; derived from, or containing, thallium; specifically, designating... Read More
The state of being polyvalent.
(immunology) The state of being capable of destroying or inactivating more... Read More