Definition of ionic strength in English:

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ionic strength

noun

Chemistry
A quantity representing the strength of the electric field in a solution, equal to the sum of the molalities of each type of ion present multiplied by the square of their charges.
Example sentences
  • High ionic strength chloride solutions are useful in many geological, environmental and industrial processes.
  • Sodium chloride solutions having ionic strengths of 14.5 mM - 145 mM were prepared using distilled water, with sorbitol added as appropriate to maintain isotonicity.
  • Adjusting the ionic strength of the surrounding solution and adding volume-excluding polymers provides additional control.

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Syllabification: i·on·ic strength

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