The quotient of two rates where the quantities are of the same kind in the same system
for different components:
For finite time intervals, mean rate of change ratio is:
Rate of change ratio has the dimension one. The denominator is often called the reference
quantity. Examples are: mass rate ratio,
;
amount of substance rate ratio,
.
Source:
PAC, 1992, 64, 1569
(Quantities and units for metabolic processes as a function of time (IUPAC Recommendations
1992))
on page 1572
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