deliquescence

the liquefaction of a solid substance due to the solution of the solid by absorption of moisture from the air.

Deliquescence

• (n.) The act of deliquescing or liquefying; process by which anything deliquesces; tendency to melt.
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deliquescence

(del·i·ques·cence) (del″ĭ-kwes´ens) dampness or liquefaction from the absorption of water from air.deliques´cent, adj.
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Deliquescence

Del`i·ques'cence noun [ Confer French déliquescence .] The act of deliquescing or liquefying; process by which anything deliquesces; tendency to melt.
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deliquescence

Becoming damp or liquid by absorption of water from the atmosphere; a property of certain salts, such as CaCl2. ... Origin: L. De-liquesco, to melt or become liquid ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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deliquescence

deliquescence (del"ukwes'uns) , conversion of a solid substance into a liquid as a result of absorption of water vapor from the air. Since impurities in a solid lower its melting point, the absorbed water causes a decrease in the normal melting point of the solid. If enough water is absorbed...
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Deliquescence

Deliquescence is a change of form from the solid to the liquid state, by the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere. It occurs in many bodies, such as caustic potash, potassium carbonate, acetate of potassium, calcium chloride, copper chloride, zinc chloride, ammonium nitrate etc.
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Deliquescence

Deliquescent compounds absorb so much moisture from the air that they dissolve.Examplescalcium chloridesodium hydroxide
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deliquescence

Phenomenon of a substance absorbing so much moisture from the air that it ultimately dissolves in it to form a solution. Deliquescent substances make very good drying agents and are used in the bottom chambers of desiccators. Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is one of the commonest
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deliquescence

The absorption of atmospheric moisture by a solid until it dissolves to form a saturated solution. If it merely forms a crystalline hydrate it is termed hygroscopic. The phenomenon depends on the relative humidity: sugar, for example, deliquesces above 85% humidity. See also efflorescence.
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deliquescence

the process by which a substance absorbs moisture from the atmosphere until it dissolves in the absorbed water and forms a solution. Deliquescence ...
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deliquescence

Type: Term Pronunciation: del′i-kwes′ents Definitions: 1. Becoming damp or liquid by absorption of water from the atmosphere and then dissolving in the water taken up; a property found in certain salts, such as CaCl2.
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