Definitions

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  • adj. having a higher than normal valence

Etymologies

From hyper- + -valent (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A series of logical steps, originally discussed as postings and comments to two blogs, led to the outcome described here of a central hypervalent atom bound on one face by a small cyclic carbon ligand, with the other free face having an interaction to a helium atom with the topological properties of a charge-shift rather than a covalent bond.

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  • These nanoparticles are selectively oxidized by the hypervalent iodine species PhICl

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