[ US /daɪˈveɪɫənt/ ]
  1. having a valence of two or having two valences
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How To Use divalent In A Sentence

  • ~ Copper, like iron, forms two series of compounds: in the cuprous compounds it is univalent; in the cupric it is divalent. An Elementary Study of Chemistry
  • 'A surprising variety of enzymatic reactions in the body are activated by any of a number of divalent metallic ions of similar ionic radius. The Martian Way
  • In the presence of oxygen, the thermal decomposition of amphiboles is associated with an oxidation of divalent iron to trivalent iron, which may lead to an increase in the sample weight. Geology of asbestos
  • It has been reported that doxorubicin can be concentrated to such an extent within liposomes that gelation takes place in the presence of the divalent sulfate counterion.
  • In the octahedral layer (brucite), magnesium can be substituted by several divalent ions, Fe+2, Mn +2, or Ni+2. Geology of asbestos
  • When the divalent cation dissociates from actin, the affinity of actin for nucleotide is greatly reduced.
  • The common characteristics of flavonol SOTs are as follows: they all do not use divalent cations for sulphonation, they have a similar mass of 35 kDa, and the active form of these enzymes is a monomer.
  • The hydrophobic fourfold channels, in contrast, present large energy barriers for both monovalent and divalent ions, practically insurmountable for the latter.
  • EDTA chelates divalent cations and thus prevents the formation of the inactive complex.
  • Stable images have been obtained by pretreating the mica with a solution containing divalent cations such as Mg 2 + ions.
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