stoichiometry[sto̵i′kē äm′ə trē]
- the determination of the proportions in which chemical elements combine or are produced and the weight relations in any chemical reaction
- the branch of chemistry dealing with the relationships of elements entering into and resulting from combination, esp. with quantitative relationships
Origin of stoichiometry; from Classical Greek stoicheion, a first principle, element, base, akin to steichein, to step, go (for Indo-European base see stile) + -metry
- Calculation of the quantities of reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
- The quantitative relationship between reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
Origin of stoichiometryGreek stoikheion, element; see steigh- in Indo-European roots + –metry.
(countable and uncountable, plural stoichiometries)
From Ancient Greek στοιχεῖον (stoikheion, “element”) + -metry