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1. Valence characterized by the transfer of electrons from atoms of one element to atoms of another during the formation of an ionic bond between the atoms.
2. The number of electric charges lost or gained by an atom in such a transfer.

e·lec′tro·va′lent adj.
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[ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈveɪlənt] adjelettrovalente
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On the other hand, if ELF is close to zero, the electrovalent bond will be strong.