colligative properties
Properties that depend upon the numbers of molecules present in solution rather than their chemical characteristics.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Colligative properties — are properties of solutions that depend on the number of molecules in a given volume of solvent and not on the properties/identity (e.g. size or mass) of the molecules.[1] Colligative properties include: relative lowering of vapor pressure;… …   Wikipedia

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  • colligative — 1. Depending on numbers of particles. 2. Referring to properties of solutions that depend only on the concentration of dissolved substances and not on their nature ( e.g., osmotic pressure, elevation of boiling point, vapor pressure lowering,… …   Medical dictionary

  • colligative — /kol i gay tiv/, adj. Physical Chem. (of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature. [1900 05; COLLIGATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • colligative property — any of the properties of solutions that depend only on the concentration of osmotically active particles: boiling point elevation, freezing point depression, osmotic pressure, and vapor pressure lowering …   Medical dictionary

  • colligative — col•li•ga•tive [[t]ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. chem. (of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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