An atom or radical group which has a valence of two, or which can combine with two (rather than one) different other atoms or molecules.


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Div"a*lent (?), a. [Pref. di- + L. valens, valentis, p. pr. See Valence.] Chem.

Having two units of combining power; bivalent. Cf. Valence.

 

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