Parr, Robert G. Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- Combining power of an element
- Quantum theory of valence
- Additional Readings
The combining power of a chemical element for other elements as measured by the number of bonds to other atoms that one atom of the given element forms upon chemical combination; also known as valency. Valence theory concerns all the physical and chemical properties of molecules that especially depend on molecular electronic structure.
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