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Phase Transition Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Phase Transition

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This diagram illustrates the phase transitions or phase changes between different states of matter.

This diagram illustrates the different phase transitions or phase changes between different states of matter.

Kevin J. Duke

Phase Transition Definition: The transformation of a system from one phase to another. A phase transition is characterized by a significant change in one or more physical property.

Examples: freezing of a liquid into a solid, vaporization of a liquid into a gas

Also Known As: Phase Change

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