van't Hoff's law

noun
\ vant-ˈhȯfs- How to pronounce van't Hoff's law (audio) \

Medical Definition of van't Hoff's law

: a statement in physical chemistry: the effect of a change in temperature on a system in equilibrium is to shift the equilibrium in the direction that acts to nullify the temperature change according to van't Hoff's law, an increase in temperature will cause an increase in the rate of an endothermic reaction

Comments on van't Hoff's law

What made you want to look up van't Hoff's law? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to fake an opponent out of position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!