- the calculation of the quantities of chemical elements or compounds involved in chemical reactions.
- the branch of chemistry dealing with relationships of combining elements, especially quantitatively.
Also stoi·chei·om·e·try [stoi-kahy-om-i-tree] /ˌstɔɪ kaɪˈɒm ɪ tri/.
Origin of stoichiometry
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stoicheiometry or stoechiometry
- the branch of chemistry concerned with the proportions in which elements are combined in compounds and the quantitative relationships between reactants and products in chemical reactions
Word Origin for stoichiometry
C19: from Greek stoikheion element + -metry
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1807, from Greek stoikheion "element" + -metry. Related: Stoichiometric.
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- Calculation of the quantities of reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
- The quantitative relationship between reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
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