Definition of fugacity in English:


Line breaks: fu|ga¦city
Pronunciation: /fjʊˈgasɪti


[mass noun]
  • 1 literary The quality of being fleeting or evanescent.
  • 2 Chemistry A thermodynamic property of a real gas which if substituted for the pressure or partial pressure in the equations for an ideal gas gives equations applicable to the real gas.
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    • The fugacity of sulphur dioxide becomes high enough for the gas to start escaping.
    • Distribution of the asbestos typically shows a strong lithostratigraphic control, with bulk rock composition, oxygen fugacity, temperature, and structure all exerting an influence on fibre growth.
    • Eruption temperatures and oxygen fugacity were calculated using several methods.

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