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colligative

Line breaks: col¦li|ga¦tive
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪɡətɪv
 
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Definition of colligative in English:

adjective

Chemistry
Relating to the binding together of molecules: the colligative properties of dilute solutions
More example sentences
  • Any solute will affect the colligative properties of a solution.
  • Their antifreeze effect is due to their colligative (water-binding) properties and is thus directly related to their concentration.
  • Although no measurements of osmotic coefficients of proteins in a muscle cell have been made to date to corroborate this assumption, a variety of other motional and colligative properties of muscle solutes have been investigated.

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