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The number of electron pairs an atom can share with other atoms.

co·va′len·cy n.
co·va′lent adj.
co·va′lent·ly adv.


(koʊˈveɪ ləns)

the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms.
co•va′lent, adj.
co•va′lent•ly, adv.
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Noun1.covalence - valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share
valence, valency - (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
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