critical temperature

noun

Definition of critical temperature

1a : the temperature of a substance in its critical state : the highest temperature at which it is possible to separate substances into two fluid phases (vapor and liquid)
b : the transition temperature of a solid from one allotropic form to another (as the Curie point of a metal)

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“Critical temperature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/critical%20temperature. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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