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phase diagram

Syllabification: phase di·a·gram

Definition of phase diagram in English:

noun

Chemistry
A diagram representing the limits of stability of the various phases in a chemical system at equilibrium, with respect to variables such as composition and temperature.
Example sentences
  • The phase rule applied thermodynamic principles to chemical equilibria and allowed Roozeboom to develop a phase diagram of the iron carbon system.
  • One can draw a phase diagram to represent whether the system lies in a region of bistability (the system works) or in a region of monostability (the system does not work).
  • A phase diagram is a plot of temperature against pressure for a particular substance and it shows the equilibria which exist between different states of matter under different physical conditions.

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