Clausius-Clapeyron equation

noun
Clau·​si·​us-Clapeyron equation | \ ¦klȯzēəs‧ˈklapāˌrōn-, -ˌrän- \

Definition of Clausius-Clapeyron equation

: the Clapeyron equation as modified for liquid-vapor phases by assuming that the vapor is an ideal gas and that the volume of the liquid phase is negligible in comparison with the volume of the vapor

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History and Etymology for Clausius-Clapeyron equation

after Rudolf J. E. Clausius †1888 German mathematical physicist and B. P. E. Clapeyron †1864 French engineer

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“Clausius-Clapeyron equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clausius-Clapeyron%20equation. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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