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Volume 80, Issue 2


Glossary of terms related to solubility (IUPAC Recommendations 2008)

Heinz Gamsjäger
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/ John W. Lorimer
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/ Pirketta Scharlin / David G. Shaw
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Published Online: 2009-01-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200880020233

Phenomena related to the solubility of solids, liquids, and gases with one another are of interest to scientists and technologists in an array of disciplines. The diversity of backgrounds of individuals concerned with solubility creates a potential for confusion and miscommunication and heightens the need for an authoritative glossary of terms related to solubility. This glossary defines 166 terms used to describe solubility and related phenomena. The definitions are consistent with one another and with recommendations of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry for terminology and nomenclature.

Keywords: IUPAC Analytical Chemistry Division; molten salt equilibria; phase equilibria; solid-state equilibria; solubility; solution equilibria; thermodynamics

Project Year: 2005, Project Code: 2005-017-1-500


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Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 80, Issue 2, Pages 233–276, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200880020233.

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