Hofmeister series

noun

Hof·​meis·​ter series ˈhȯf-ˌmī-stər- How to pronounce Hofmeister series (audio)
: an arrangement of salts, anions, or cations in descending order of their effect upon a physical phenomenon (as the swelling of gelatin)

called also lyotropic series

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“Hofmeister series.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hofmeister%20series. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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