critical constant

[ krit-i-kuhl kon-stuhnt ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈkɒn stənt /

noun Physics.

any of three constants (density, pressure, temperature) associated with the critical point of a pure element or compound: The equation predicts a value of 3.53 for the critical constant and gives better agreement with observed behavior for simpler gases.

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Origin of critical constant

First recorded in 1905–10
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