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nonstoichiometric compound




A chemical compound in which the atoms are not combined in simple, whole-number ratios. The composition of such compounds varies, depending on their source. For example, titanium (IV) oxide (expected formula TiO2) obtained from mineral rutile generally has the formula TiO1.8.


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