supersaturation


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su·per·sat·u·rate

 (so͞o′pər-săch′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. su·per·sat·u·rat·ed, su·per·sat·u·rat·ing, su·per·sat·u·rates
1. To cause (a chemical solution) to contain more dissolved solute than is normally possible under given conditions of temperature and pressure.
2. To cause (a vapor) to exceed the normal saturation vapor pressure at a given temperature.

su′per·sat′u·ra′tion n.
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At the observed pH of ~9.5, the supersaturation of CaC[O.sub.3] was calculated with CO2SYS.
There are reports have suggested that urease-producing bacteria play the main role in the formation of infection-induced urinary stones and by supersaturation with respect to struvite and calcium phosphate [4-8].
In an inadequate decompression, supersaturation (over saturation) develops and a tendency to produce bubbles occurs (11,13-15).
The solution concentration at the solution-membrane interface may increase until supersaturation occurs.
(23) Additionally, increasing the API loading in the dispersion can increase the degree of drug supersaturation in the dispersion, leading to a lower Tg of the SDD, since the APITg is often lower than the polymer Tg.
This state is commonly known as supersaturation. The tartaric acid will crystalize and produce glassy-looking crystals in wine when two ions of tartaric acid come close enough to each other.
If the range is exceeded, it will take place supersaturation, as shown in Fig 3.
Although, gallstones are formed from supersaturation of cholesterol in the bile, but high total cholesterol levels themselves are not necessarily associated with gallstones as suggested by Dennis L16 and Portincasa.
That fact points out that the aeration of water over the warmest and lightest hours of the day helps to lessen the D[O.sub.2] supersaturation of water.
Renal stone formation is a biological process that involves physicochemical changes and supersaturation of urine.