What are stoichiometric proportions


[ stoi-kee-uh-me-trik ]

/ ˌstɔɪ ki əˈmɛ trɪk /


of or relating to stoichiometry.

pertaining to or involving substances that are in the exact proportions required for a given reaction.

Words nearby stoichiometric

stoep, stogy, stoic, stoical, stoichiology, stoichiometric, stoichiometry, stoicism, stoke, stoke poges, stoke up

Sometimes stoi·chi·o·met·ri·cal.

Origin of stoichiometric

1890–95; < Greekstoicheîo(n) component (akin to stíchosstich1) + metric2

OTHER WORDS FROM stoichiometric

stoi·chi·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for stoichiometric

  • Now, it is at once evident that if matter be so constituted, the stoichiometric laws must necessarily follow.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern|H. Stanley Redgrove

British Dictionary definitions for stoichiometric




concerned with, involving, or having the exact proportions for a particular chemical reactiona stoichiometric mixture

(of a compound) having its component elements present in the exact proportions indicated by its formula

of or concerned with stoichiometry

Word Origin for stoichiometric

C19: see stoichiometry

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