What is valency?

Asked by vednamdeo9916.7sdatl | 4th May, 2020, 03:23: PM

Expert Answer:


Valency is the combining capacity of an element or radical.  

For example, the valency of carbon is 4 because it combines with four atoms of hydrogen to yield methane (CH4).

The number of electrons an atom can donate or accept to achieve the stable electronic configuration of the nearest noble gas.

Answered by Varsha | 4th May, 2020, 04:14: PM

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