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Depending on the quantity of particles, especially molecules or ions, but not on their chemical nature: colligative properties.
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(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
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(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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In order to assess toxicity, the colligative properties of the solutions used must be considered, which correspond to the cell permeability of each cryoprotectant and the effect on osmolarity even before the procedure of cryopreservation (CHIAN & QUIIN, 2010).
The Worldwide Web presents collective groups of medical professionals with a unique opportunity to proactively contribute to a publicly shared knowledge base by posting their hospital documents and then extracting from the web "colligative" properties that harmonize the practice of urgent critical test result notifications.
Remarkably, the Eglps subsequently replaced the ancestral Glps in the holometabolan insects, the most successful group of terrestrial organisms in the history of life, possibly due to the improved efficiency of Eglps for glycerol conductance (Finn et al., 2015) and an increased requirement for a colligative antifreeze (Duman, 2001; Stryer et al., 2010).
The colligative properties of the viscous liquid are designed to absorb heat and protect the function group of the agent when the rounds detonate.
Another study showed that when the concentration of hydrophilic comonomers was high, the colligative properties of the entire mixture were changed, lowering the vapor pressure of the volatile components, such as nonpolymerizable solvents (i.e., acetone, ethanol, and water) [17].
Aside from their colligative effects on FPeq and, therefore, ice content, cryoprotectants help maintain the structural and functional integrity of cells and tissues in the face of freezing and thawing stresses.
Based on inspection of the pH values and colligative properties in Table 2, a range of solutions of amended SSP (1% P) was prepared.