[ rah-oolz ]
/ rɑˈulz /
noun Physical Chemistry.
the principle that the fraction by which the vapor pressure of a solvent is lowered by the addition of a nonvolatile, nonelectrolytic solute is equal to the mole fraction of the solute in the solution.
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Origin of Raoult's law
1890–95; named after François Raoult (1830–1901), French chemist and physicist
Words nearby Raoult's law
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Medical definitions for Raoult's law
[ rä-ōōlz′ ]
The principle that the vapor pressure of a solution is equal to the vapor pressure of the pure solvent multiplied by the mole fraction of the solvent in the solution.
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