stoichiometry

stoichiometry

[stoi-kee-om-i-tree]
noun
1.
the calculation of the quantities of chemical elements or compounds involved in chemical reactions.
2.
the branch of chemistry dealing with relationships of combining elements, especially quantitatively.
Also, stoicheiometry [stoi-kahy-om-i-tree] .


Origin:
1800–10; < Greek stoicheîo(n) (see stoichiometric) + -metry

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stoichiometry, stoicheiometry or stoechiometry (ˌstɔɪkɪˈɒmɪtrɪ)
 
n
the branch of chemistry concerned with the proportions in which elements are combined in compounds and the quantitative relationships between reactants and products in chemical reactions
 
[C19: from Greek stoikheion element + -metry]
 
stoicheiometry, stoicheiometry or stoechiometry
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek stoikheion element + -metry]
 
stoechiometry, stoicheiometry or stoechiometry
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek stoikheion element + -metry]

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stoichiometry stoi·chi·om·e·try (stoi'kē-ŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.

  1. Calculation of the quantities of reactants and products in a chemical reaction.

  2. The quantitative relationship between reactants and products in a chemical reaction.


stoi'chi·o·met'ric (-ə-mět'rĭk) adj.
stoi'chi·o·met'ri·cal·ly adv.
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