(thermodynamics) The product of pressure and molar volume divided by the product of the gas constant and the absolute temperature.
Compressibility Sentence Examples
The compressibility of sea-water is not yet fully investigated.
This determination involves a knowledge of the density and of the compressibility of the solution; the latter property is difficult to measure accurately.
It is often impossible to observe the pressure-coefficient dp/de directly, but it may be deduced from the isothermal compressibility by means of the geometrically obvious relation, BE = (BEÃ†C) XEC. The ratio BEÃ†C of the diminution of pressure to the increase of volume at constant temperature, or - dp/dv, is readily observed.
From the known coefficients of compressibility and thermal expansion we find that V may be represented by the linear equation V=1.000+0.0008 A, where A is the lowering of the freezing point below o°.
Its compressibility, elasticity and practical imperviousness to both air and water so fit it for this purpose that the term cork is even more applied to the function than to the substance.