Entry from British & World English dictionary
1A law stating that the freezing and boiling points of an ideal solution are respectively depressed and elevated relative to that of the pure solvent by an amount proportional to the mole fraction of solute.
- Dilute solutions generally conform to Raoult's law with reasonable accuracy, but as their concentrations increase they deviate further and further from it.
Late 19th century: named after François-Marie Raoult (1830–1901), French chemist.
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