Critical Point

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Entry by Andrew Capulli

The critical point is where the spinodal line and the coexist curve are equal (Spinodal1.jpg as defined in the Jones text used in Soft Matter AP225). The critical point is where the either a stable or unstable solution can occur (Chi=2 in figures below).

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Reference:

The Science of Chocolate: interactive activities on phase transitions, emulsification, and nucleation