critical volume

[ krit-i-kuhl vol-yoom, ‐yuhm ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈvɒl yum, ‐yəm /
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noun Physics.

the volume occupied by a certain mass, usually one gram molecule of a liquid or gaseous substance at its critical point: The numerical value of the critical volume depends upon the amount of gas under experiment.



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Origin of critical volume

First recorded in 1875–80
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critical volume


the volume occupied by one mole or unit mass of a substance in its critical state
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