Clapeyron equation

noun

Cla·​pey·​ron equation
ˈklapāˌrōn-,
-rän-
variants or Clapeyron's equation
: an equation relating to change of phase in a pure substance (as vaporization of a liquid) that gives the rate of change with temperature of the pressure at equilibrium between the phases in terms of the heat of transition and the volumes of the phases before and after the transition compare clausius-clapeyron equation

Word History

Etymology

after B.P.E.Clapeyron †1864 French physicist

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“Clapeyron equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clapeyron%20equation. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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