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stoichiometry

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noun stoi·chi·om·e·try \ˌstȯi-kē-ˈä-mə-trē\

Definition of stoichiometry

  1. 1 :  a branch of chemistry that deals with the application of the laws of definite proportions and of the conservation of mass and energy to chemical activity

  2. 2a :  the quantitative relationship between constituents in a chemical substanceb :  the quantitative relationship between two or more substances especially in processes involving physical or chemical change



Origin and Etymology of stoichiometry

Greek stoicheion element (from stoichos row) + English -metry; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go — more at stair


First Known Use: 1807


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stoichiometry

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noun stoi·chi·om·e·try \ˌstȯi-kē-ˈäm-ə-trē\

Medical Definition of stoichiometry

plural

stoichiometries

  1. 1:  a branch of chemistry that deals with the application of the laws of definite proportions and of the conservation of mass and energy to chemical activity

  2. 2a:  the quantitative relationship between constituents in a chemical substanceb:  the quantitative relationship between two or more substances especially in processes involving physical or chemical change

stoichiometric

\-kē-ə-ˈme-trik\play adjective



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