One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1literary The quality of being fleeting or evanescent.
A thermodynamic property of a real gas which if substituted for the pressure or partial pressure in the equations for an ideal gas gives equations applicable to the real gas.
- ‘The fugacity of sulphur dioxide becomes high enough for the gas to start escaping.’
- ‘Eruption temperatures and oxygen fugacity were calculated using several methods.’
- ‘You can always check by calculating the fugacity for yourself, using the equations in Pitzer and Sterner.’
- ‘This method is also appropriate for introducing the activity of solution components and the fugacity of a real gas in gaseous mixtures.’
- ‘Distribution of the asbestos typically shows a strong lithostratigraphic control, with bulk rock composition, oxygen fugacity, temperature, and structure all exerting an influence on fibre growth.’
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