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equivalent weight

noun, Chemistry
1.
the combining power, especially in grams (gram equivalent) of an element or compound, equivalent to hydrogen as a standard of 1.00797 or oxygen as a standard of 8; the atomic weight divided by the valence.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • For alkalinity, the formula should give the gram equivalent weight.
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equivalent weight

noun
1.
the weight of an element or compound that will combine with or displace 8 grams of oxygen or 1.007 97 grams of hydrogen Also called gram equivalent
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