theoretical plate

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theoretical plate

[‚thē·ə′red·ə·kəl ′plāt]
(chemical engineering)
A distillation column plate or tray that produces perfect distillation (that is, produces the same difference in composition as that existing between a liquid mixture and the vapor in equilibrium with it); the packed-column equivalent of a theoretical plate is the HETP, or height (of packing) equivalent to a theoretical plate.
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