Relating to or denoting quantities of reactants which are not in a simple integral ratio or are not in the ratio expected from an ideal formula or equation.
- ‘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.’
- ‘One of the most significant advances in the understanding of non-stoichiometric compounds was Andersen's concept of infinitely adaptive structures.’
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