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critical temperature

Syllabification: crit·i·cal tem·per·a·ture

Definition of critical temperature in English:

noun

Chemistry
The temperature of a gas or vapor in its critical state. Above this temperature, a gas cannot be liquefied by pressure alone.
Example sentences
  • Replacing the water with alcohol and evaporating the alcohol above its critical temperature results in a silica aerogel, in which the original arrangement of silica particles is retained.
  • Some authors use the term ‘fluids' for common gases and liquids; others restrict the noun ‘fluid’ to volatile substances at temperatures above their critical temperatures.
  • At some critical temperatures, nuclear fusion will begin to occur.

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