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liquidus

[lik-wi-duh s]
noun Physical Chemistry.
  1. (on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a liquid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the solid solution.
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Origin of liquidus

From Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at liquid
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Historical Examples of liquidus

  • These curves are also called the "liquidus" and the "solidus" curve respectively.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay


liquidus in Science

liquidus

[lĭkwĭ-dəs]
  1. The minimum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a liquid state. Below the liquidus the mixture will be partly or entirely solid. See illustration at eutectic. Compare solidus.
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