Difference between revisions of "Metastable"

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An unstable state of equilibrium which will remain unless it is disturbed after which it will proceed to a more stable equilibrium.
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An delicately stable state of equilibrium which will remain unless it is disturbed after which it will proceed to a more stable equilibrium with lower energy.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastable
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastable

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An delicately stable state of equilibrium which will remain unless it is disturbed after which it will proceed to a more stable equilibrium with lower energy.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastable