azeotropy


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a·ze·o·trope

 (ə-zē′ə-trōp′, ā′zē-)
n.
A liquid mixture of two or more substances that boils at a constant characteristic temperature lower or higher than any of its components and that retains the same composition in the vapor state as in the liquid state.

[a- + Greek zein, to boil; see zeolite + Greek -tropos, turning; see -tropous.]

a′ze·o·trop′ic (ā′zē-ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) adj.
a′ze·ot′ro·py (-ŏt′rə-pē) n.

azeotropy

(ˌeɪzɪˈɒtrəpɪ)
n
the existence of azeotropesthe state of having or being an azeotrope
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This is typical of complex fluids in which azeotropy does not occur.
The book begins with an overview of the phase diagrams of fluid mixtures (fluid = liquid, gas, or supercritical state), which can show an astonishing variety when elevated pressures are taken into account; phenomena like retrograde condensation (single and double) and azeotropy (normal and double) are discussed.