vapor tension

vapor tension
noun

* * *

2. the maximum vapor pressure possible, at a given temperature, in a system composed of a liquid or solid substance in contact with the vapor of that substance.
[1860-65]

* * *

vapor pressure or vapor tension,
Physics. the pressure exerted by a vapor in an enclosed space when the vapor is in equilibrium with its liquid or solid at any specified temperature: »

The vapor pressure in the container of sea water is lower than in the flask of pure water, because its water molecules, being bound to salt ions, do not evaporate as easily (Scientific American).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vapor tension — Vapor pressure Vapor pressure or Vapor tension Vapor tension . (Physics) The pressure or tension of a confined body of vapor of a chemical substance in equilibrium with the solid or liquid form of the substance. The pressure of a given saturated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vapor-tension thermometer — garinis termometras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Termometras, kurio veikimas pagrįstas skysčio sočiųjų garų slėgio priklausomybe nuo temperatūros. atitikmenys: angl. vapor pressure thermometer; vapor tension… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • vapor tension thermometer — garų termometras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. vapor pressure thermometer; vapor tension thermometer; vapour pressure thermometer; vapour tension thermometer vok. Dampfdruckthermometer, n; Dampfspannungsthermometer, n rus. паровой… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • vapor-tension thermometer — manometrinis garinis termometras statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Termometras, kurio veikimas pagrįstas skysčio garų slėgio priklausomybe nuo temperatūros. atitikmenys: angl. vapor pressure thermometer; vapor tension… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • vapor tension — 1. See vapor pressure. 2. the maximum vapor pressure possible, at a given temperature, in a system composed of a liquid or solid substance in contact with the vapor of that substance. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • vapor tension — noun see vapor pressure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vapor tension — pressure caused as a result of power of rising steam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vapor tension (pressure) — Смотри упругость пара …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Vapor pressure — or Vapor tension Vapor tension . (Physics) The pressure or tension of a confined body of vapor of a chemical substance in equilibrium with the solid or liquid form of the substance. The pressure of a given saturated vapor is a function of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vapor pressure — n. the pressure of a vapor in equilibrium with its liquid or solid form: also called vapor tension …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”