Definitions for: Valency


[n] (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
[n] (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
[n] the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds



Webster (1913) Definition: Val"en*cy, n.; pl. Valencies. (Chem.)
(a) See Valence.
(b) A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity.

Synonyms: valence

See Also: chemical phenomenon, covalence, covalency, power, powerfulness

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