adjective Date: 1901 depending on the number of particles (as molecules) and not on the nature of the particles <
pressure is a colligative property

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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 — ● colligatif, colligative adjectif Se dit des propriétés d une substance qui ne dépendent que de sa concentration moléculaire et non de la nature même de la substance …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • colligative — ˈkäləˌgād.iv, kəˈligəd. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary colligat (from Latin colligatus) + ive; originally formed as German kolligativ : depending on or varying according to the number of particles (as molecules, atoms,… …   Useful english 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 — adjective Describing any property that depends only on the number of molecules present …   Wiktionary

  • colligative — [kə lɪgətɪv] adjective Chemistry relating to the binding together of molecules. Origin 1920s: from L. colligat , colligare bind together …   English new terms dictionary

  • colligative — col·li·ga·tive …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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

  • colligative property — koligatyvioji savybė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Idealiųjų praskiestųjų tirpalų savybė, priklausanti tik nuo dalelių skaičiaus, o ne nuo jų prigimties. atitikmenys: angl. colligative property vok. kolligative… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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