- 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
C19: from Greek stoikheion element + -metry
Word Origin and History for stoichiometry
1807, from Greek stoikheion "element" + -metry. Related: Stoichiometric.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Calculation of the quantities of reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
- The quantitative relationship between reactants and products in a chemical reaction.