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vapour pressure

noun
  1. physics the pressure exerted by a vapour. The saturated vapour pressure is that exerted by a vapour in equilibrium with its solid or liquid phase at a particular temperature
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  • The vapour-pressure curve, therefore, of a solution of a salt in water must lie below that for pure water.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay