Phase Transition

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


A substance may occur in different states of aggregation. At high temperatures and low pressures it occurs in gaseous form. At low temperatures and high pressures, it occurs in solid form. At intermediate temperatures and pressures, it may be a liquid. A gas is characterized by its high compressibility and low density. A solid and a liquid, in contrast, are less compressible, and have moderate or high densities. A solid, contrary to a liquid, offers resistance to deformation.


Latent Heat Molar Volume Triple Point Pure Substance Molar Entropy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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