gram equivalent

noun Chemistry.
See under equivalent weight.

Origin:
1895–1900

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equivalent weight

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

gram equivalent or gram-equivalent weight
 
n
an amount of a substance equal to its equivalent weight expressed in grams
 
gram-equivalent weight or gram-equivalent weight
 
n

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gram equivalent n.

  1. The weight of a substance, usually in grams, that combines or reacts with a standard weight of a reference element or compound.

  2. The atomic or molecular weight in grams of an atom or group of atoms involved in a reaction divided by the valence.

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For alkalinity, the gram equivalent weight is entered.
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