allomerism

noun
(chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form
Derivationally related forms: ↑allomerous
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑variation, ↑fluctuation

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allomerous, adj.
/euh lom"euh riz'euhm/, n. Chem.
variability in chemical constitution without change in crystalline form.
[1880-85; ALLO- + -MER + -ISM]

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allomerism Chem.
(æˈlɒmərɪz(ə)m)
[mod. f. Gr. ἄλλος other, different + µέρ-ος part + -ism.]
A term applied by Cooke to the variation in chemical constitution without change of form, incident to those minerals that contain isomorphous constituents which may wholly or partially replace one other.
Allomerism is well shown in Amphibole; its typical composition is RO . SiO2 in which RO represents any two or more of the bases magnesia (MgO), lime (CaO), oxide of iron (FeO), oxide of manganese (MnO), soda (N2O), potash (K2O) or water (H2O); while the silica (SiO2) is usually partly replaced by alumina (Al2O3) and often by the isomorphous sesquioxide of iron (Fe2O3).

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  • allomerism — allomerous, adj. /euh lom euh riz euhm/, n. Chem. variability in chemical constitution without change in crystalline form. [1880 85; ALLO + MER + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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  • allomerism — n. change in chemical structure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allomerism — al·lom·er·ism …   English syllables

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  • allomerism — /əˈlɒmərɪzəm/ (say uh lomuhrizuhm) noun variability in chemical constitution without change in crystalline form. {allo + Greek meros part + ism} –allomerous, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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