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VALENCE ELECTRON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does valence electron mean? 

VALENCE ELECTRON (noun)
  The noun VALENCE ELECTRON has 1 sense:

1. an electron in the outer shell of an atom which can combine with other atoms to form molecules

  Familiarity information: VALENCE ELECTRON used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VALENCE ELECTRON (noun)


Sense 1valence electron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electron in the outer shell of an atom which can combine with other atoms to form molecules

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("valence electron" is a kind of...):

electron; negatron (an elementary particle with negative charge)


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