Deliquescence Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Deliquescence

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Deliquescence Definition: 

The process in which a soluble substance picks up water vapor from the air to form a solution. In order for deliquescence to occur, the vapor pressure of the water in the air must be greater than the vapor pressure of the saturated solution.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Deliquescence Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 5, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-deliquescence-p2-604424. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 5). Deliquescence Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-deliquescence-p2-604424 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Deliquescence Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-deliquescence-p2-604424 (accessed September 20, 2017).