ionic strength


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

ionic strength

[ī′än·ik ′streŋkth]
(physical chemistry)
A measure of the average electrostatic interactions among ions in an electrolyte; it is equal to one-half the sum of the terms obtained by multiplying the molality of each ion by its valence squared.
References in periodicals archive ?
A solution with a higher ionic strength is able to pass more ions in the form of ions associates.
The aim of this study was to evaluate if ionic strength variation of essentials mineral elements causes differential accumulation of essentials heavy metals in plants of Annona emarginata (Schltdl.
Acid concentrated bicarbonate hemodialysis solution with ionic strength after dilution with purified reverse osmosis water.
All the adjustable parameters involve the carbon dioxide loading and physical absorption of carbon dioxide to approximate an ionic strength dependence to account for non-idealities in the system, as suggested by Posey et al.
The researchers examined the influence of pH, ionic strength and temperature on the physical stability of beta-carotene-enriched emulsions.
Hydrogels undergo a volume phase transition in response to a change in their environment such as temperature, pH, ionic strength, solvent and electric fields, and so on.
These sites are used up at a rate dependent upon the ionic strength of the charged group passing over them, with strongly charged inorganic ions, like calcium, binding first.
Bees Milk is stabilized and is compatible with surfactants and other compounds of high ionic strength.
The influence of various factors such as concentration of reagents, pH and ionic strength ([mu]) of medium, on the rate of oxidation are also being reported.
2] in aqueous suspensions of low ionic strength (distilled water) and intermediate ionic strength (tap water) as a function of pH and of the addition of aluminum sulfate.