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Glossary of terms related to solubility (IUPAC Recommendations 2008)

Heinz Gamsjäger1 / John W. Lorimer2 / Pirketta Scharlin3 / David G. Shaw4

1Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie, Montanuniversität Leoben, Franz-Josef-Strasse 18, A-8700 Leoben, Austria

2Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada

3Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FIN-20014, Turku, Finland

4Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220, USA

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

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, January 2009

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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


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