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critical volume

Syllabification: crit·i·cal vol·ume

Definition of critical volume in English:

noun

Chemistry
The volume occupied by a unit mass of a gas or vapor in its critical state.
Example sentences
  • When the volume occupied by the nucleating phase exceeds the so-called critical volume, fluctuations favor the formation of the new phase.
  • For instance, two copies of CLN3 cause a smaller critical volume than one copy, and higher doses can decrease volume still further.
  • The model demonstrates that the spherical cap solution is unstable at a contact-angle-dependent critical volume, reminiscent of the experimental findings.

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