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The weight of a substance that will combine with or replace one mole of hydrogen or one-half mole of oxygen. The equivalent weight is equal to the atomic weight divided by the valence.
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(Chemistry) the weight of an element or compound that will combine with or displace 8 grams of oxygen or 1.007 97 grams of hydrogen. Also called: gram equivalent
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the combining power, esp. in grams (gram equivalent), of an element or compound, equivalent to hydrogen as a standard of 1.00797 or oxygen as a standard of 8; the atomic weight divided by the valence.
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|Noun||1.||equivalent weight - the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen|
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