azeotropic mixture


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azeotropic mixture

[¦a‚zē·ə¦träp·ik ′miks·chər]
(chemistry)
A solution of two or more liquids, the composition of which does not change upon distillation. Also known as azeotrope.
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Both the liquids form azeotropic mixtures at lower compositions of water that are difficult to separate by conventional distillation.
The reader may remember such terms as temperature glide, azeotropic mixtures, and zeotropic mixtures (the latter two terms referring to the same characteristic: mixtures whose concentrations change during phase changes).
Wagner, "Application of the Wilson- Equation to Azeotropic Mixtures," Fluid Phase Equilib.