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gram e·quiv·a·lent

1. the weight in grams of an element that combines with or replaces 1 g of hydrogen;
2. 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;
3. the weight of a substance contained in 1 L of 1 n solution; a variant of (1).

gram e·qui·va·lent

(gram ĕ-kwiv'ă-lĕnt)
1. The weight in grams of an element that combines with or replaces 1 gram of hydrogen.
2. 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.
3. The weight of a substance contained in 1 liter of normal solution; a variant of (1).
Synonym(s): equivalent (5) .

gram equivalent

In chemistry, an outdated term for the mass in grams of a substance that will react with 1 g of hydrogen.