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peritectic reaction

Synonym: incongruent reaction

An isothermal, reversible reaction between two phases, a liquid and a solid, that results, on cooling of a binary, ternary, ... , n system in one, two, ... (n − 1) new solid phases. Synonymous with incongruent reaction.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577 (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 588
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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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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