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Depending on the quantity of particles, especially molecules or ions, but not on their chemical nature: colligative properties.


(General Physics) (of a physical property of a substance) depending on the concentrations of atoms, ions, and molecules that are present rather than on their nature


(ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪ tɪv)

(of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature.
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However, as the filler content further increased, the thermal stability decreased modestly indeed resulting from a simple colligative thermodynamic effect of an impurity on a bulk solution.
This is a part of the effects of enlarged body fluid volume arising from its colligative properties with exerting osmotic forces for retaining body water.
However, there is one colligative property of increasing altitude that is not dependent on microsite--decreasing atmospheric pressure (e.