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'''The Phase Rule States: the degrees of freedom of a system is equal to the number of components minus the number of phases plus two'''
  
 
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Revision as of 02:45, 7 December 2011

Entry by Andrew Capulli

Definition: Phase Rule (Gibbs' Phase Rule)

The phase rule relates:

  • F: the degrees of freedom of the system
  • P: the number of phases that can coexist
  • C: the number of components (that make up the phases)

The Phase Rule States: the degrees of freedom of a system is equal to the number of components minus the number of phases plus two

Phase1.jpg



References:

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In Reference:

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