change of state

[n] - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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Change of State

The change in a substance between solid and liquid or between liquid and gas.
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change of state

noun the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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Change of State

The process whereby liquid is heated to the point of evaporation changing the liquid into a gas the condensation of a gas on a cooler surface returning it from gaseous to liquid form.
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Change of state

When a liquid flashes into a vapor, solidifies, crystallizes, cokes etc.
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change of state

In science, change in the physical state (solid, liquid, or gas) of a material. For instance, melting, boiling, and evaporation and their opposites, solidification and condensation, are changes of state. The former set of changes are brought about by heating or decreased pressure (except for the melt...
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