Definition of nonstoichiometric in English:

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nonstoichiometric

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˌstoikēōˈmetrik/

adjective

Chemistry
Relating to or denoting quantities of reactants that are not in a simple integral ratio or are not in the ratio expected from an ideal formula or equation.
Example sentences
  • Further, reduction in starch accumulation was non-stoichiometric.
  • The various non-stoichiometric substituents may be responsible for these observations, which subsequently may lead to the observed inclination.
  • Liquid clathrates are two-phase systems consisting of an upper layer (typically pure solvent) with a clathrate species residing in a lower layer in a non-stoichiometric, but fixed, proportion of solvent.

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Syllabification: non·stoi·chi·o·met·ric

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