Valence (chemistry)

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The valence or valence of an atom is the highest number of monovalent atoms (originally hydrogen and chlorine ) that can be bonded to an atom of a chemical element .

It was introduced in 1852 by the English chemist Sir Edward Frankland , expanded many times and now stands for the following terms in different areas of chemistry, depending on the context:

Individual evidence

  1. Entry on valence . In: IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (the “Gold Book”) . doi : 10.1351 / goldbook.V06588 Version: 2.3.
  2. Definition: value - Meyers Lexikon online . Archived from the original on February 3, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2009.