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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 previewGroundwater Contamination by Organic Pollutants (2001)

Analysis and Remediation by Jagath J. Kaluarachchi

The fugacity is an artificial function that defines an effective pressure that a compound exerts in attempting to leave a certain phase. When a compound exerts the same effective pressure from both sides of an interface, the concentrations in ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Chemical Engineering (1999)

by Research and Education Association

Fugacity is a kind of equivalent pressure and is defined by the equation du = dG = RT d(ln f) dUj = dSj = RT d(ln f.) fj is the fugacity of the ith component. The standard state for ideal gases is chosen at unit ...

Google previewBioaccumulation of Xenobiotic Compounds (1989)

by Des W. Connell

Fugacity is a useful property for considering the relationship between solutes in different phases.

Google previewGreen Engineering (2001)

Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes by David T. Allen, David R. Shonnard

Fugacity is a thermodynamic property of a chemical and is defined as the “ escaping tendency” of the chemical from a given...

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 previewKey Concepts in Environmental Chemistry (2011)

by Grady Hanrahan I

Fugacity is a calculated property that is intrinsically related to chemical potential. Fugacity is a measure of how much the chemical potential of the component in the gas deviates from the chemical potential of some reference, namely, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Michel Viso, Daniele Pinti

Fugacity. FRANCIS ALBARE`DE Ecole Normale Supe ́rieure de Lyon, Lyon Cedex 7, France...

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

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 Ecology and Environmental Management (2009)

fugacity The tendency for a substance to transfer from one environmental medium to another. It is analogous to chemical potential -the tendency of a chemical to escape from a phase. The concept is used in models ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

the concentration of CO 2 in the surface oceanisrelatedtothe fugacity(orpartialpressure)of CO 2 in theatmosphere accordingtoHenry'slaw(the fugacity of a gas is similar to its partial pressure but allows for itsnonideality): ...

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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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