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supersaturation

[¦sü·pər‚sach·ə′rā·shən]
(meteorology)
The condition existing in a given portion of the atmosphere when the relative humidity is greater than 100%, in respect to a plane surface of pure water or pure ice.
(physical chemistry)
The condition existing in a solution when it contains more solute than is needed to cause saturation. Also known as supersolubility.
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A homogeneous solid solution, when quenched, does not decompose immediately, and a supersaturated solution is obtained at room temperature.
The emulsifiers based on the PIBSA providing the increased resistance to crystallization of reverse emulsions based on the supersaturated solutions of ammonium nitrate behave a little differently.
No results were obtained for 1.0 M oxalic acid because the supersaturated solution precipitated in this case.
Honey represents a supersaturated solution of sugars, of which fructose (38%) and glucose (31%) are the main contributors, with phenolic compounds, minerals, proteins, free amino acids, enzymes, and vitamins acting as minor components [1].
The supersaturated solution was seeded with crystals of hydrated sodium carbonate and filtered through glass wool after crystallization.
Ticks were held in 16-mL glass vials (Wheaton Glass, Millville, NJ, USA) with a mesh top over a supersaturated solution of potassium nitrate.
This biochemical mechanism allows birds to excrete urates in supersaturated solution, thus preventing precipitation of the urates within the ureters, cloaca, and lower gastrointestinal tract.
Until recently, the general idea was that biogenic crystals form by crystallization from a supersaturated solution, because they occur in their natural conditions under an aqueous environment.
On the way to a supersaturated solution, let's talk about saturation.
But we are certainly closer to, if not at, the "tipping point." As Ray Anderson, chairman of Interface and a tireless evangelist for industrial ecology, explains it, An Inconvenient Truth caused the supersaturated solution of concern about climate change to precipitate into action.
Therefore, a test section that had been fouled at V= 0.5 m/s was then contacted for several hours with saturated (with respect to deposit-liquid interface temperature) rather than supersaturated solution at V = 0.7 m/s, during which U was continuously measured at thermocouples T1, T5 and T10.
EM-ELF of 3mT and 1300 Hz in frequency results in precipitation HA from supersaturated solution shows lower specific surface are and larger average grain size than HA produced from with no ELF-EM.