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equivalent weight
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equivalent weight
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noun
Chemistry
.
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:
1925–30
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equivalent weight
—
n
Also called:
gram equivalent
the weight of an element or compound that will combine with or displace 8 grams of oxygen or 1.007 97 grams of hydrogen
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For alkalinity, the formula should give the gram
equivalent weight
.
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