peritectic point

peritectic point

[¦per·ə¦tek·tik ‚pȯint]
(physical chemistry)
In a binary two-phase heteroazeotropic system at constant pressure, that point up to which the boiling point has remained constant until one of the phases has boiled away.
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This peritectic point was observed at 865[degrees]C by [16] and at 855[degrees]C by [17], so the peak at 856[degrees]C in Figure 1 was associated with the incongruent melting of the samples.