Vapor pressure

Definition of Vapor pressure

1.(Physics) The pressure or tension of a confined body of vapor of a chemical substance in equilibrium with the solid or liquid form of the substance. The pressure of a given saturated vapor is a function of the temperature only, and may be measured by introducing a small quantity of the substance into a barometer and noting the depression of the column of mercury.

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force per unit area, pressure, pressure level, vapour pressure
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