The evolution of linear viscoelasticity during cross‐linking of a stoichiometrically imbalanced polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) was measured by small amplitude oscillatory shear. At the gel point (GP), stress relaxation was found to follow a power law, St−n, as described by the previously suggested gel equation. However, while stoichiometrically balanced gels (PDMS, polyurethanes) gave the specific exponent value of n=1∕2, a higher exponent value, 1∕2<n<1, was measured on a stoichiometrically imbalanced PDMS sample. Transformation of the data from the frequency to the time domain required the hypothesis that the power law behavior extends over the entire frequency range, 0<ω<∞. The imbalanced gel exhibited a higher loss than storage modulus, G″(ω)>Gv′(ω), and a higher rate of stress relaxation. GP was found to occur before the crossover point of the loss and storage moduli, G″(ω0,t), and G′(ω0,t), as measured during the cross‐linking reaction (reaction time, t) at constant frequency, ω0. This suggests new methods for localizing GP, for instance by the detection of a loss tangent independent of the frequency. All the experiments were performed with end‐linking networks far above the glass transition temperature. The network junctions were assumed to be due to chemical cross‐links only and not due to any other association phenomenon such as crystallization or phase separation.