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Origin of gram equivalent
First recorded in 1895–1900
Definition for gram equivalent (2 of 2)
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 of equivalent weight
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for gram equivalent (1 of 2)
an amount of a substance equal to its equivalent weight expressed in grams
British Dictionary definitions for gram equivalent (2 of 2)
the weight of an element or compound that will combine with or displace 8 grams of oxygen or 1.007 97 grams of hydrogenAlso called: gram equivalent
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Medicine definitions for gram equivalent
The weight of a substance, usually in grams, that combines or reacts with a standard weight of a reference element or compound.
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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