azeotropic

azeotrope

[uh-zee-uh-trohp, ey-zee-]
noun Physical Chemistry.
any liquid mixture having constant minimum and maximum boiling points and distilling off without decomposition and in a fixed ratio, as isopropyl alcohol and water.

Origin:
1910–15; a-6 + Greek (ein) to boil + -o- + -trope

azeotropic [ey-zee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] , adjective
azeotropy [ey-zee-o-truh-pee] , azeotropism, noun
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azeotrope (əˈziːəˌtrəʊp)
 
n
a mixture of liquids that boils at a constant temperature, at a given pressure, without change of composition
 
[C20: from a-1 + zeo-, from Greek zein to boil + -trope]
 
azeotropic
 
adj

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azeotrope a·ze·o·trope (ə-zē'ə-trōp', ā'zē-)
n.
A liquid mixture of two or more substances that retains the same composition in the vapor state as in the liquid state when distilled or partially evaporated under a certain pressure.


a'ze·o·trop'ic (a'zē-ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk) adj.
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