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Definition of the noun fugacity

What does fugacity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fugacities

  1. the tendency of a gas to expand or escape
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic term: physical property = any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
  2. the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)

Alternative definition of the noun fugacity


  1. A measure of the tendency of a fluid to expand or escape
  2. [physics] A measure of the relative stability of different phases of a substance under the same conditions
  3. See Transience.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Oxygen fugacity is an equivalent of the partial pressure of oxygen in a particular environment (atmosphere, rocks, etc.) corrected for the nonideal character of the gas.

Google previewOrganic Micropollutants in the Aquatic Environment (2012)

Proceedings of the Fifth European Symposium, Held in Rome, Italy, October 20–22, 1987 by G. Angeletti, A. Bjørseth

The fugacity is a measure of a chemical's tendency to escape from the phase in which it exists to adjacent phases. It has the...

The principal advantage of introducing fugacity is that it enables all concentrations to be expressed in a single unit.

Google previewIron and its unique role in earth evolution (2006)

by Lev V. Eppelbaum

Oxygen fugacity is an important parameter in terrestrial systems, because it controls the content of FeO and Fe,O3, and also the stability of metallic iron. Higher oxygen fugacity means fewer iron silicates or fewer mafic minerals, because the ...

Google previewProceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1908)

It has been shown in the preceding paper that for a given substance in a given state the fugacity is a definite property of which the numerical value can in most cases be readily determined, and which is well suited to serve as an exact measure ...

Google previewEnvironmental Fate and Effects of Pulp and Paper (1996)

Mill Effluents by Mark R. Servos

Fugacity is a thermodynamic property which is related to chemical equilibrium.

Google previewPesticides in Stream Sediment and Aquatic Biota (1999)

Distribution, Trends, and Governing Factors by Lisa H. Nowell, Paul D. Capel, Peter D. Dileanis

Fugacity is the thermodynamically driven escaping tendency of a chemical from a particular phase. It has units of pressure, and at low concentrations (such as usually occur in the environment) it is proportional to concentration. A difference in ...

Google previewTexas Sky (1998)

by Wyman Meinzer

Fugacity is the way of the sky, lending its fragile beauty for fleeting moments only to whisk it away on the breath of high-altitude winds. The evanescent nature of the sky's radiance is dependent upon the culmination of light, clouds, and often ...

Google previewWater Activity in Foods (2008)

Fundamentals and Applications by Gustavo V. Barbosa-C?novas, Anthony J. Fontana, Jr., Shelly J. Schmidt, Theodore P. Labuza

Fugacity is a very misunderstood principle but can be defined as the escaping tendency of a particular component within a system (Glasstone 1946). The fugacity ratio (f/p0) under normal temperature and pressure conditions can be replaced ...

Google previewStudies in Mineralogy and Precambrian Geology (1972)

by Bruce R. Doe, Deane Kingsley Smith

An important point to note here is that the intrinprinciple should also apply' sic oxygen fugacity is a quantity definable in terms of composition, temperature, and total pressure. The above discussions for intrinsic oxygen fugacities of binary ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2015)

by Muhammad Rashid Usman

Fugacity: Fugacity has units of pressure and as pressure approaches ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

fugacity. Symbol f. A thermodynamic function used in place of partial pressure in reactions involving real gases and mixtures. For a component of a mixture, d(lnf) = dμ/RT, where μ is the chemical potential. It has the same units as pressure and ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Fugacity 483 F...

Fugacity. (πf(T,. P)). [thermodynamics] Two- phase equilibrium of a liquid substance with its gaseous state that is not conforming to the ideal gas law π π μ μ f f f f T P T PT P T PRT , , (, , , ( ) ( )) ( ) = ( ) − ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

fugacity (f) is a thermodynamic function used in place of partial pressure in reactions involving real gases and mixtures.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry, , 6 Volume Set (2017)

by Zerong Wang

More convenient is to replace pressure of a real gas with the corrected variable fugacity (f), which is chosen in such a way that the form of the equation for real gas is the same as for an ideal gas: u-o,+rrin;-o-orms. (144) where p' is standard ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Technical Education-25 THERMODYNAMICS

Fugacity coeflicients of numerous pure gases are tabulated from low (¢,*=l) to high pressures for practical use. In Eq. (4) the reference pressure p* is the standard pressure, p+=p°=l atm; quantity p¢,* is called the fugacity of the pure gas Y,.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

and Fredenslund and Stztrensenl91 Dealing with the Nonideal Case The fugacity of the vapor phase can be accurately ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

freshwater mud | fugacity freshwater mud drilling mud made with fresh water as the liquid FWTRM Fresnel zone the area of a reflecting surface from seismic energy reflected, reinforced by constructive interference, and read by a detector ( first ...

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Scrabble value of F4U1G2A1C3I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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