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immiscible

Line breaks: im¦mis|cible
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɪsɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of immiscible in English:

adjective

(Of liquids) not forming a homogeneous mixture when mixed: benzene is immiscible with water
More example sentences
  • They are immiscible with many organic solvents, particularly linear hydrocarbons and alicyclics like cyclopentane, so can be combined either with water or with an organic solvent to form a two-phase system.
  • Oil and water are immiscible liquids, but a temporary emulsion may be formed by a brisk shaking of the liquids.
  • We searched for immiscible liquid phases in monolayers of two different ternary lipid mixtures.

Origin

late 17th century: from late Latin immiscibilis, from in- 'not' + miscibilis (see miscible).

Derivatives

immiscibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Familiar examples are the miscibility of alcohol and water and the immiscibility of oil and water, which can be explained by intermolecular interactions.
  • The non-polar groups prefer to interact with each other, and exclude water from these regions, leading to immiscibility.
  • Two processes can lead to the concentration of valuable commodities: liquid immiscibility and fractional crystallization.

immiscibly

2
adverb

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