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Since we've covered both Molar and charge/valence equivalence, I thought I'd
throw in one other oft- used definition for an "equivalent measure":
The quantity by weight of a substance that combines completely with 1 gram
of hydrogen or 8 grams of oxygen. Because of atomic weights, you can
consider the unit of measure as Moles rather than grams just as easily.
Probably more apropos to the context...
David A. Youngker
nestor10 at mindspring_com