The interchange of the denser and less dense phases due to changes in solute concentration. @[email protected] is often used in this context but is ambiguous.
Source: PAC, 1993, 65, 2373. (Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2387 [Terms] [Paper]
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