Deliquescence Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Deliquescence

Jenny Downing/Flickr/CC 2.0

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.

Return to the Chemistry Glossary Index