Bivalent (chemistry)


Bivalent (chemistry)

Bivalent (chemistry): two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

An atom which can form two covalent bonds with other molecules (such as oxygen) is said to be bivalent, possessing a valency of two.

See also

* Principle of bivalence (logic)
* Divalent


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