Definition of Combining weight
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Atomic Mass, Atomic Weight, Relative Atomic Mass
Medical Definition of Combining weight
1. The weight in grams of an element that combines with or replaces 1 gram of hydrogen, the atomic or molecular weight in grams of an atom or group of atoms involved in a chemical reaction divided by the number of electrons donated, taken up, or shared by the atom or group of atoms in the course of that reaction, the weight of a substance contained in 1 liter of 1 normal solution; a variant of. Synonym: combining weight, equivalent weight. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Combining weight
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1. The Study of Chemical Composition: An Account of Its Method and Historical by Ida Freund (1904)
"The object of all combining weight determinations is to ascertain, directly or indirectly, with the utmost possible accuracy, the quantities of the ..."
2. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"Then by determining the combining weight ratio for a compound of a third element C with either A or Ba value for the combining weight of this third element ..."
3. The Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Wilhelm Ostwald (1904)
"In all three equations the greater stability and feebler oxidising 'Lti'iii of perchloric acid finds expression. * 215. The combining weight of Chlorine. ..."
4. The Principles of Chemistry by Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, George Kamensky (1902)
"In this case the observed combining weight will net refer to an actually definite chemical compound, hut to some mixture for which there does not ..."
5. Chemistry, inorganic and organic: With Experiments and a Comparison of by Charles Loudon Bloxam (1867)
"120, that there is ground for representing the combining weight of nitrogen as = 14, and its combining volume as = 2 (the combining volume of oxygen being ..."
6. Theoretical and physical chemistry by Samuel Lawrence Bigelow (1912)
"Some writers use "combining weight" as synonymous with atomic weight in order to avoid the premature ... But other writers use the term "combining weight" ..."
7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"As long as the decomposition had not been effected, these compounds could be considered and treated like elements without mistake, their combining weight ..."