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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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11 words

abbr.: at. wt.; former name for relative atomic mass.

chemical equivalent

chemical equivalent  

The combining proportion of a substance, by mass, relative to a hydrogen standard. The chemical equivalent of an element is the number of grams of that element that will combine with or replace 1 g ...
periodic table

periodic table  

A table of the chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number, usually in rows, so that elements with similar atomic structure (and hence similar chemical properties) appear in vertical columns.
residue weight

residue weight  

The molecular weight of a residue; i.e. the sum of the atomic weights of all the atoms composing the residue. Residue mass is the preferred term.

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