coefficient of condensation

coefficient of condensation

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv ‚kän·dən′sā·shən]
(statistical mechanics)
The ratio of the number of molecules condensed on the surface of a solid or liquid in equilibrium with its vapor phase to the total number of vapor molecules striking the surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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