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azeotrope

[uh-zee-uh-trohp, ey-zee-] /əˈzi əˌtroʊp, ˈeɪ zi-/
noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
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
1910-1915
1910-15; a-6 + Greek (ein) to boil + -o- + -trope
Related forms
azeotropic
[ey-zee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌeɪ zi əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
azeotropy
[ey-zee-o-truh-pee] /ˌeɪ ziˈɒ trə pi/ (Show IPA),
azeotropism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for azeotropism

azeotrope

/əˈziːəˌtrəʊp/
noun
1.
a mixture of liquids that boils at a constant temperature, at a given pressure, without change of composition
Derived Forms
azeotropic (ˌeɪzɪəˈtrɒpɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from a-1 + zeo-, from Greek zein to boil + -trope
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azeotropism in Medicine

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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Encyclopedia Article for azeotropism

azeotrope

in chemistry, a mixture of liquids that has a constant boiling point because the vapour has the same composition as the liquid mixture. The boiling point of an azeotropic mixture may be higher or lower than that of any of its components. The components of the solution cannot be separated by simple distillation.

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