For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for audacity, frugality, Megacity, pugnacity, sagacity, or Udacity?
Header of fugacity


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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fugacity

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

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 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 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 previewIron and its unique role in earth evolution (2006)

by Arkady N. Pilchin, 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 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 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 previewHydrothermal Mineral Deposits (2012)

Principles and Fundamental Concepts for the Exploration Geologist by Franco Pirajno

and is expressed by: a = m, where m is the concentration and a is the activity coefficient (Hemley and Jones Fugacity is a measure of the escaping tendency of a 1964). 20 Water and Solutions Chemical Potential, Chemical Activity and ...

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 previewIntroduction to CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS (2014)


Fugacity is an intensive property. It is a sort of idealized pressure. It has the same dimension as pressure, usually atm or bar. It is preferably used in the study of phase. It is also useful for multi-component equilibrium involving any combination ...

Google previewWater Activity in Foods (2008)

Fundamentals and Applications by Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas, 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 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 previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

fugacity Symbol A thermodynamic function used in place of partial pressure in reactions involving real gases and mixtures. For a component of a mixture, d(lnf) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2014)

by Carl Schaschke

fugacity those obtained directly from nature such as methane, whereas secondary fuels are derived from primary fuels, such as coke. See combustion. 2. A nuclear fuel is a substance capable of nuclear fission for the production of nuclear ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

by E. Ramanathan M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed.

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

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

FUGACITY. Only perfect gases obey exactly the ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2009)

Expanded Edition by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

fugacity Thermodynamics. a function that is introduced as an effective substitute for pressure, to allow a real gas system to be considered by the same equations that apply to an ideal gas. fugitive air Mining. 1. air that moves through a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

fugacity however, so the water vapour condenses into droplets, producing the fog. frontal wave Wave-like deformation of the line of a 'front between two 'air masses. The wave develops from the northward incursion of warm air and usually ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (2015)

by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Steve McNutt, Hazel Rymer, John Stix

Curves are shown for both sulfide-saturated melts (oxygen fugacity at the NNO buffer) and sulfate-saturated melts (oxygen fugacity at the MnO-Mn3O4 [MNO] buffer). At 2-kbar pressure, S is more soluble under oxidizing conditions (MNO) than ...

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,.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Fugacity

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photo about Fugacity



Photo credit: Gaby Altenberger

Video about Fugacity

Fugacity Meaning

Video shows what fugacity means. A measure of the tendency of a fluid to expand or escape. A measure of the relative stability of different phases of a substance ...

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.

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Fugacity to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary