The Bakers’ ABC: Q is for Quantivalency

A term applied by Hoffmann in 1865 to indicate a certain capacity of elements, and compound radicles, for entering into combination with other elements. The term valency is now used to denote such capacity or valency.

From The Baker’s ABC by John Kirkland, formerly Head Teacher of National School of Baking, published 1927 by Gresham

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One response to “The Bakers’ ABC: Q is for Quantivalency

  1. Margo-a-go-go

    There is a would-be poet somewhere struggling for just this word.