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IEVref: | 114-01-22 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | stoichiometric number | ||

Synonym1: | stoichiometric coefficient [Preferred] | ||

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Definition: | number of particles of one specific type that participate in a chemical reaction as represented by a chemical equation
Note 1 to entry: For the reactants the stoichiometric numbers are the negatives of the numbers appearing in the equation; for the products the stoichiometric numbers are positive. In equation | ||

Publication date: | 2014-03 | ||

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Note 1 to entry: For the reactants the stoichiometric numbers are the negatives of the numbers appearing in the equation; for the products the stoichiometric numbers are positive. In equation

CH_{4} + 2 O_{2} → CO_{2} + 2 H_{2}O, the stoichiometric number of CH_{4} is −1 and that of O_{2} is −2, that of CO_{2} is 1 and that of H_{2}O is 2.