gram equivalent

Origin of gram equivalent

First recorded in 1895–1900

equivalent weight

noun Chemistry.
  1. 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

gram equivalent

gram-equivalent weight

noun
  1. an amount of a substance equal to its equivalent weight expressed in grams

equivalent weight

noun
  1. 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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gram equivalent in Medicine

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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