Transferability

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This page is about transferability in chemistry. Transferability in economics also exists.

Transferability, in chemistry, is the assumption that a chemical property that is associated with an atom or a functional group in a molecule will have a similar (but not identical) value in a variety of different circumstances.[1] Examples of transferable properties include:

Transferable properties are distinguished from conserved properties, which are assumed to always have the same value whatever the chemical situation, e.g. relative atomic mass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transferability". Compendium of Chemical Terminology.