Clausius-Clapeyron equation

noun

Clau·​si·​us-Clapeyron equation
¦klȯzēəs‧ˈklapāˌrōn-,
-ˌrän-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 7 Feb. 2023.

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