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Word of the Day – Stoichiometry

By October 11, 2018 Word of the Day

Stoichiometry (noun)

stoy-kee-om-et-ree

The relationship between the relative quantities of substances taking part in a reaction or forming a compound, typically a ratio of whole integers.

Early 19th century: from Greek stoikheion ‘element’ + -metry.

Example sentences

“The relative stoichiometry between the reactions was also studied.”

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