Meaning of covalency in English:

covalency

See synonyms for covalency

noun

Chemistry

See covalent

‘Ni 2+ has a highly polarizable electron shell that results in greater covalency in its bonds.’
  • ‘I plan to use this to emphasize polar and non-polar covalencies as a real-life application.’
  • ‘The first rule states that covalencies are more likely to be formed as the number of electrons to be removed or donated increases, so that highly charged ions are rare or impossible.’
  • ‘Thus, even though water and hydrogen peroxide are markedly polar substances, their compositions are correctly given by the covalencies of hydrogen and oxygen.’
  • ‘As a first-order approximation, spin densities and covalencies can be considered as complementary data to each other.’