Any substance that evaporates readily.
Volatile liquids change into vapour very easily, even well below their boiling point
A compound is said to be volatile when it evaporates or vaporises (changes from a liquid to a gas) at ordinary temperatures on exposure to the air.
Compounds with low melting temperatures, such as hydrogen, helium, water, ammonia, carbon dioxide and methane.
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changeable inconstant fickle unstable explosiveÂ Found on http://www.graduateshotline.com/list.html
Any substance that evaporates readily. Found on http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/
Gases and impurities contained in magma which make volcanic explosions more violent. They readily vapourise at normal temperatures and pressures. Examples are carbon dioxide and water.
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- (chemistry) evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures 2. [adj] - tending to vary often or widely 3. [n] - a volatile substanceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=volatile
A solid or liquid material that easily vaporizes. A material with a significant vapour pressure. Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/v/o/volatile/source.html
volatility. A solid or liquid material that easily vaporizes. A material with a significant vapor pressure. Found on http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/glossary/v.shtml
Prone to rapid evaporation. Both combustible and noncombustible materials may be volatile
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refers to a liquid that changes to a gas at temperatures close to room temperature.
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[ French volatil
, Latin volatilis
, from volare
to fly, perhaps akin to velox
swift, English velocity
. Confer Volley
Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/34
[ Confer French volatile
.] A winged animal; wild fowl; game. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Sir T. Browne. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/34
1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. ... 2. Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation. ... Substances which affect the smell with pungent or fragrant odors, as musk, hartshorn, and essential oils, are called volatile subst...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
tending to vary often or widely; `volatile stocks`; `volatile emotions`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=volatile
evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; `volatile oils`; `volatile solvents`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=volatile
a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor; `it was heated to evaporate the volatiles`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=volatile
(vol´ә-til) evaporating rapidly; vaporizing readily at low temperatures.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (a.) Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation. • (a.) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly. • (a.) Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatil...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/volatile/
volatile 1. Evaporating readily at normal pressures and temperatures. 2. Capable of being readily vaporized. 3. Changeable, especially, fickle or inconstant. 4. Given to violence, explosive. 5. Flighty, lighthearted. 6. Fleeting, ephemeral.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1052/
A substance that vaporizes (boils) at relatively low temperatures. Common volatile substances include water (H2
O), carbon dioxide (CO2
), carbon monoxide (CO), methane (CH4
), and ammonia (NH3
). The opposite of...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/V/volatile.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: vol′ă-til Definitions: 1. Tending to evaporate rapidly. 2. Tending toward violence, explosiveness, or rapid change.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=99349
Describing a substance that readily passes from the liquid to the vapour phase. Volatile substances have a high vapour pressureFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0026550.html
Any substance that evaporates readily.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21292
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