- any liquid mixture having constant minimum and maximum boiling points and distilling off without decomposition and in a fixed ratio, as isopropyl alcohol and water.
Origin of azeotrope
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- a mixture of liquids that boils at a constant temperature, at a given pressure, without change of composition
Word Origin for azeotrope
C20: from a- 1 + zeo-, from Greek zein to boil + -trope
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- A liquid mixture of two or more substances that retains the same composition in the vapor state as in the liquid state when distilled or partially evaporated under a certain pressure.
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