[ stoi-kee-om-i-tree ]
/ ˌstɔɪ kiˈɒm ɪ tri /
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/.
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British Dictionary definitions for stoichiometry
stoicheiometry or stoechiometry
/ (ˌstɔɪkɪˈɒmɪtrɪ) /
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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Word Origin and History for stoichiometry
1807, from Greek stoikheion "element" + -metry. Related: Stoichiometric.
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Medicine definitions for stoichiometry
[ stoi′kē-ŏm′ĭ-trē ]
Calculation of the quantities of reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
The quantitative relationship between reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
Related formsstoi′chi•o•met′ric (-ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.stoi′chi•o•met′ri•cal•ly adv.
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