Clausius-Clapeyron relation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Rudolf Clausius and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron.

Noun[edit]

Clausius-Clapeyron relation (plural Clausius-Clapeyron relations)

  1. A way of characterizing a discontinuous phase transition between two phases of matter of a single constituent. It gives the slope of the tangents to the "coexistence curve" that separates the two phases on a pressure-temperature diagram.