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


Walking along the liquid-vapor coexistence line of a pure substance into direction of high pressures and high temperatures, the vapor density increases and the liquid density decreases to the point where the densities of the two phases become equal. This point which determines the end of the coexistence line and corresponds to the state in which the two phases become the identical, is called the critical point.


Critical Temperature Molar Volume Critical Exponent Critical Behavior Singular Part 
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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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