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fugacity Syllabification: fu·gac·i·ty
Pronunciation: /fyo͞oˈɡasədē/

Definition of fugacity in English:


1 literary The quality of being fleeting or evanescent.
2 Chemistry A thermodynamic property of a real gas that, if substituted for the pressure or partial pressure in the equations for an ideal gas, gives equations applicable to the real gas.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with fugacity

audacity, capacity, loquacity, mendacity, opacity, perspicacity, pertinacity, pugnacity, rapacity, sagacity, sequacity, tenacity, veracity, vivacity, voracity
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