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critical solution point

Synonym: consolute point

The point, with coordinates critical solution temperature and critical composition, on a temperature-composition phase diagram at which the distinction between co-existent phases vanishes. In solid-solid, solid-liquid and liquid-liquid systems both upper and lower critical solution temperatures and corresponding critical solution compositions can occur. Synonymous with consolute point.
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PAC, 1994, 66, 577 (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 580
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.C01400.
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