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Phase Diagrams—Ultimate Materials Maps

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

Phase Diagrams—Ultimate Materials Maps

Taught by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Why does ice melt above 0°C? Why does water boil above 100°C? What quantity governs the equilibrium between liquid and gaseous phases? Use phase diagrams to probe these and other questions. Also watch a stunning demonstration of the triple point, where freezing and boiling occur simultaneously!

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