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Origin of gram equivalent
First recorded in 1895–1900
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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an amount of a substance equal to its equivalent weight expressed in grams
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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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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