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Phase Change

Also Phase Transition
▸ noun: a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition.
▸ noun: a change in state or vibration wavefunction.

A phase transition is the transformation of a thermodynamic system from one phase or state of matter to another one.

A phase of a thermodynamic system and the states of matter have uniform physical properties.

During a phase transition of a given medium certain properties of the medium change, often discontinuously, as a result of some external condition, such as temperature, pressure, and others. For example, a liquid may become gas upon heating to the boiling point, resulting in an abrupt change in volume. The measurement of the external conditions at which the transformation occurs is termed the phase transition.

Phase transitions are common in nature and used in many technologies.

The term is most commonly used to describe transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter, and, in rare cases, plasma. Wikipedia, Phase Transition (external link)

See Also

Association
ATOMIC THIRD SUBDIVISION
Disintegration
Dissociation
ETHERIC FIFTH SUBDIVISION
Figure 13.06 - Atomic Subdivision
INTERATOMIC FOURTH SUBDIVISION
INTERETHERIC SIXTH SUBDIVISION
INTERMOLECULAR SECOND SUBDIVISION
Locked Potentials and Subdivisions
Subdivision


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