The relations between the various systems, however, become perfectly clear and intelligible in the light of the phase rule.
To these questions an answer can also be given with the help of the phase rule.
As we shall learn, the phase rule enables us to give an answer to this question.
For other examples of the application of the phase rule to isomeric substances, see Journ.
phase rule |
A rule used in thermodynamics stating that the number of degrees of freedom in a physical system at equilibrium is equal to the number of chemical components in the system minus the number of phases plus the constant 2. Also called Gibbs phase rule. See also phase transition, state of matter.