Definition of critical point in English:

critical point

Line breaks: crit|ic¦al point

noun

  • 1 Chemistry A point on a phase diagram at which both the liquid and gas phases of a substance have the same density, and are therefore indistinguishable.
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    • A gas is distinguished from a vapor in that a gas is above the critical point at which the liquid boils.
    • Critical phenomena relates to the physical properties of matter that occur at the phase transition points and specifically at the critical points.
    • It is full of physics-based phenomena for which Schelling did not know the words, such as phase transitions and critical points.

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